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3.3 Multi-domain statistics and indicators (World Bank)

Infrastructure Indi= cators

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Ongoing work:

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The World Bank's Development Data Group (DECDG) along with the Sustainab= le Development Vice-Presidency and the various sector and regional offices = are developing a core set of infrastructure indicators and systematic datab= ase covering the energy, water & sanitation, transport, and ICT sectors= which will be used to monitor project, country, and global policies & = performance. Country tables on ICT, sourced mainly from the ITU, can be acc= essed from the World Bank's external Data site.
See also: http://www.worldbank.org/data/countrydata/countrydata.html

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3.3.1 Living conditions, po= verty and cross-cutting social issues

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Poverty Statistics

=E2=80=A2 New estimates of global poverty are the first re-evaluation of= the World Bank's "$1 a day" poverty line since 1999. The interna= tional poverty line has been recalibrated at $1.25 a day, using new data on= purchasing power parities (PPPs), compiled by the International Comparison= Program, and an expanded set of household income and expenditure surveys. = New measurements of the extent and depth of poverty are presented for 115 d= eveloping countries, along with poverty measurements based on their nationa= l poverty lines.

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=E2=80=A2 The World Bank will continue its theoretical and practical wor= k in the area of measuring and analysing income poverty, as well as efforts= in developing tools to measure the many other dimensions of poverty. In th= e past few years the WB prepared a Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRSP) Source= Book, which is designed as a handbook for the 42 PRSP countries (9 of them= are in the ECE region) in developing their strategy for poverty alleviatio= n. A considerable part of the book is focused on the issues of data on pove= rty, poverty measurement, and poverty monitoring.The Bank will continue mai= ntenance and updating of databases on Poverty developed to assist countries= in monitoring poverty trends and embarking on strategies to help them redu= ce poverty. The aim is to help countries reach the Strategy 21 goals of fos= tering economic well-being and social development. They include:
Pove= rty Monitoring Database provides quick access to comprehensive poverty info= rmation. Its main components are:
  (i ) Information on househol= d surveys: key features and general information on income/consumption surve= ys conducted recently. The information sheets indicate whether household su= rvey data are available to the general public. Links to the data set are pr= ovided when they are available on the web;
  (ii) Poverty Assess= ment Summaries conducted by the World Bank since 1993;
  (iii) P= articipatory Poverty Assessments, which provide basic information on assess= ments conducted by the Bank and other institutions;
PovcalNet is an i= nteractive computational tool that allows users to replicate the calculatio= ns made by the World Bank's researchers in estimating the extent of absolut= e poverty in the world.
PovcalNet also allows one to calculate the po= verty measures under different assumptions and to assemble the estimates us= ing alternative country groupings or for any set of individual countries of= their choosing. (http://go.worldbank.org/NT2A1XUWP0).

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=E2=80=A2 Training of statisticians and policy makers on how to use hous= ehold survey data for analysis and policy is and will continue to be provid= ed by the World Bank Institute on a regional basis. Country specific traini= ng on analysis is carried out under several LSMS projects and under Poverty= Assessments.

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=E2=80=A2 The Bank will continue maintenance and updating of databases o= n Poverty developed to assist countries in monitoring poverty trends and em= barking on strategies to help them reduce poverty. The aim is to help count= ries reach the Strategy 21 goals of fostering economic well-being and socia= l development.
   o Poverty Monitoring Database (http://go.worl= dbank.org/CVC2XGIIH0)
   o Living Standards Measurement= Study Survey Database http://www.worldbank.org/lsms/
   o Data= base on Household Expenditure and Income Data for Transitional Economies (<= a href=3D"http://go.worldbank.org/KTN5N3L4H0" class=3D"external-link">http:= //go.worldbank.org/KTN5N3L4H0)
   o PovcalNet http://go.w= orldbank.org/NT2A1XUWP0).

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See: = http://www.worldbank.org/data/ for more information.

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3.3.5 Indicator= s related to the Millennium Development Goals

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MDG Indicators

=E2=80=A2 In collaboration with other international agencies the World B= ank is working to strengthen the system to monitor progress towards the Mil= lennium Development Goals. At the international level, efforts are continui= ng to improve poverty and education data and to promote greater coordinatio= n in the compilation and dissemination of data on the MDG indicators. At th= e national level, efforts are under way to strengthen the capacity of count= ries to report on progress towards the goals and to document the statistica= l methods and procedures used.

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=E2=80=A2 The Bank maintains a web site on Millennium Development Goals = (MDG). MDGs grew out of the agreements and resolutions of world conferences= organized by the United Nations.
See also: http://www.developmentgoals.org= /.

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=E2=80=A2 The World Bank contributes to the development of core and supp= lementary environmental indicators for monitoring progress toward the Mille= nnium Development Goals through the Environment subgroup of the Inter-Agenc= y and Expert Group on the MDGs.

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3.3.6 Sustainab= le development

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Sustainable Development

=E2=80=A2 The World Bank contributes to the Joint UNECE/OECD/Eurostat Wo= rking Group on Statistics for Sustainable Development (WGSSD). This group a= ims to develop a guidance document on developing asset-based approaches to = measuring sustainable development.
=E2=80=A2 The World Bank contribut= es to the update of the Indicators of the UN Commission for Sustainable Dev= elopment Indicators taskforce. Indicators are now classified as core and no= n-core and provide methodology sheets and background information to support= indicator efforts in countries.

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