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The Poverty Mapping Collection enhances our understanding of the geographic distribution of people living in poverty and the conditions of their environment. The data assists policy makers, development agencies, and academic researchers in making decisions to reduce poverty.
Spatially explicit data sets are available for selected proxy measures of poverty at global, national, and subnational scales. The global data are of varying resolution, but primarily coarse; the national and subnational data sets are of considerably higher resolution. The data catalogs describe the variables available in each data set, and the underlying spatial, survey, and census data sets used to construct the integrated collection. Details are provided on source data and methods.