Poverty Thematic Portal: Related Resources
Gapminder: This multimedia Web site presents progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with many flash-animated charts, maps, and graphs.
Geographically-Based Economic data (G-Econ): As of February 2006, version G-Econ 1.2 is available. G-Econ is a project, led by Professor William Nordhaus, Yale University, to develop a geophysically scaled economic data set. The end product will be a global data set on economic activity for all terrestrial grid cells at 1 degree longitude by 1 degree latitude resolution. The main effort of this research is to create data on gross cell product. Economic data is merged with other important demographic and geophysical data such as climate, physical attributes, location indicators, population, and luminosity. This data set will be publicly available to all researchers. It will be helpful in environmental and economic studies of energy, environment, and global warming.
National Human Development Report Catalog: CIESIN’s National Human Development Report Data Catalog was developed to facilitate searches for disaggregated data relating to the Millennium Development Goals. The catalog summarizes data available in 52 countries’ National Human Development Reports (NHDRs), which are produced in association with the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Report Office. The catalog identifies data relevant to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and indicates whether they are available at a sub-national level or other breakdown (e.g., gender or age).
The Poverty Environment Network (PEN) was launched in September 2004 by the Center of International Forestry Research (CIFOR). The core of PEN is the tropics-wide collection of uniform socio-economic and environmental data at household and village for some 5–6,000 households and 200–250 villages from more than 20 countries. The data collection, which will continue until 2008, includes a careful recording of all forest and environmental uses, and all income data are collected through four quarterly surveys to shorten recall periods and increase accuracy.
Poverty Mapping Network: This Web site is dedicated to poverty mapping and food security, and its relationship to the natural environment. Global studies on poverty and biodiversity, poverty and conflict, and vulnerability to hazards, climate change, and water scarcity are featured.
United Nations Development Programme MDG Web site: This Web site includes a section on targets and indicators for tracking the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
World Mortality Report 2005: The first of its kind to be issued on topics related to mortality and health. It presents information on mortality risks, life expectancy, maternal mortality, HIV prevalence, and national policies with respect to 192 countries. The data are compiled from civil registration, population censuses, nationally representative sample surveys and, in the case of national policies, governments’ responses to United Nations inquiries and other sources. For each country, available data on 19 indicators are presented in tabular form. In most cases, this information is provided for two dates (around 1970 and around 2000). In addition, time series of life expectancy at birth and the infant mortality rate from various sources are presented for each country in graphical form.
World Bank Poverty Net: This Web site provides access to data on poverty trends and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS). It also provides access to information on global indicators of consumption/income poverty based on the PPP$1 and PPP$2 per day poverty lines and global and regional poverty estimates throughout the 1990’s, from the Global Poverty Monitoring database.
SURF-HDR Measurement Sub-Network Forum: For the discussion of data and methodological issues in relation to the production of National Human Development Reports (NHDRs).