Data Themes

Poverty and Inequality

Indicators that measure the incidence and depth of poverty according to national and international definitions, as well the economic inequalities in income and wealth that exist both within and across countries and regions.


Indicators on a range of topics that together build a portrait of societal progress across the world. They cover education, health, nutrition, mortality, and, jobs and unemployment, social protection, demographics and migration, and gender.


Indicators on the use of natural resources, such as water and energy, and various measures of environmental degradation, including pollution, deforestation, and loss of habitat. Together these indicators help assess the extent of climate change and the human impact on the planet.


Indicators for national accounts, including GDP, GNI, value added, and capital formation, as well as balance of payments, finance, consumption, and adjusted net savings among others, help us to measure the structure and growth of the world’s economies.

States and Markets

Indicators on private investment, the public sector, financial systems, communication and transport infrastructure, science and technology, provide a picture of different business climates around the world, the functioning of governments, and the spread of new technologies.

Global Links

Indicators on the size and direction of economic flows and linkages, such as trade, remittances, equity, and debt, as well as tourism and migration, provide an overview of the processes, structures, and partnerships that allow economies to flourish.