World Poverty Clock

Real Time Poverty Forecasts

Eradicating extreme poverty is the number one priority of the international community. However, despite advancements in technology and broad improvements in economic development worldwide, by 2030 almost half a billion people will still live on less than $1.90 per day.

Global Model and Methodology

The World Poverty Clock draws upon a scientifically peer-reviewed and published methodology to visualize and forecast the incidence of extreme poverty in every country of the world in real time. It presents poverty data in a standardized manner and uses a consistent methodology to allow for cross-country comparison.

Forecasts for every country in the world

The World Poverty Clock provides country-level poverty estimates and projections. Headline numbers about extreme poverty are not enough to support action. In order to provide organizations with the data necessary to design development policies and projects, the World Poverty Clock offers subnational poverty forecasts for select countries worldwide.


Rural, Urban, Age, and Gender

The World Poverty Clock provides disaggregated data by age, gender, and rural/urban proximity. In order to combat poverty effectively, we need to know precisely where the poorest live and who they are.

Learn how to get involved

Help us create the data necessary to end extreme poverty in our lifetimes. We are interested in partnering with like-minded organizations in developing countries to create state-of-the-art poverty models and forecasts at the country level.