World Data Lab and the Internet Society Foundation Announce Launch of the 2023 Internet Poverty Index

Vienna, Austria – World Data Lab, in partnership with the Internet Society Foundation, are hosting a webinar to launch the 2023 edition of the Internet Poverty Index (IPI).The webinar is scheduled to take place on May 17, 2023, at 11 AM EST (5 PM CET).The event is free and open to the public.

The webinar will include an interactive panel discussion with representatives from World Data Lab, the Internet Society Foundation, the World Bank Group, Templeton World Charity Foundation, and more.

““We are thrilled to launch the 2023 edition of the Internet Poverty Index in collaboration with the Internet Society Foundation. With more than 1 billion people living in internet poverty, we hope foster discussion and meaningful solutions in bridging the digital divide.” says Wolfgang Fengler, World Data Lab CEO

The IPI ranks countries based on an individual’s ability to afford a minimum basket of mobile internet, which includes 1 GB of monthly access at a minimum download speed of 10 Mb per second. This webinar will answer some key questions that have stemmed from our research on internet poverty: Has the number of people living in internet poverty increased or decreased over the past year? Which countries have been most effective in driving down internet poverty? Where do most of the internet poor currently reside? Which countries have the most and least competitive internet pricing? And many more.

Key Details:

  • Event: The 2023 Internet Poverty Index: Creating Connectivity for All
  • Date: May 17, 2023
  • Time:  11 AM EST (5 PM CET)
  • Venue: Online (Link provided upon registration)

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About World Data Lab:

 World Data Lab (WDL) has a mission to create public goods that bring clarity to – and heighten the visibility of – some of the most complex challenges of our time, including the development of datasets and tools that track United Nations SDGs in real-time. To date, this includes tracking poverty, hunger, water scarcity, gender, health, and internet access in close cooperation with leading global organizations and governments (UNICEF, OECD, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and many more). By combining new data sources with groundbreaking modeling methods, WDL assists the public, governments, and other organizations in making data-driven decisions to solve the world’s biggest challenges. These tools are developed as part of our mission to democratize data and make it accessible and actionable for everyone. In short, making everyone count.