Vienna, Austria- World Data Lab (WDL) is announcing its partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), integrating its World Data Pro tool into UNDP’s data analysis processes. WDP is set to provide the UNDP with essential data and forecasts, with a particular focus on refined demographic, poverty and middle-class analysis.
World Data Pro’s comprehensive data and forecasts have already been leveraged in the UNDP’s latest flagship report, “Making Our Future: New Directions for Human Development in Asia and the Pacific.” This collaboration has enabled the report to delve deeper into Asia’s future middle-class growth.
Phillip Schellekens, UNDP’s Chief Economist for East Asia and lead author of the report added, “The insights provided by World Data Pro have allowed us to forecast the growth of the global middle class, which is a key component of our recent report.”
World Data Lab’s Chief Economist, Homi Kharas, was a lead discussant at the global launch of the UNDP at the Wilson Center in Washington DC, together with Kanni Wignaraja, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific. “Our partnership with UNDP signifies a new milestone for World Data Lab”, says Homi Kharas, “as it brings forward-looking analysis into global flagship reports.”
The World Data Pro platform provides granular and consistent demographic projections for every income segment and age group in 180 countries. It is now available to UNDP staff.
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