Global Database of Shared Prosperity

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The World Bank Group’s goal of promoting shared prosperity has been defined as fostering income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the welfare distribution in every country, and is measured by annualized growth in average real per capita consumption or income of the bottom 40 per cent. At the outset, other details for constructing this indicator were left for countries to decide, resulting in a lack of comparability between countries if they chose different time-periods or databases when making their estimates.

In response to the rising demand for cross-country comparisons, the World Bank Group established a process for measuring shared prosperity in an internationally comparable way, addressing issues such as the choice of time period and the selection of databases for computing the indicator in order to produce numbers that would be relatively comparable across countries.

As a result of these efforts, the World Bank Group has developed the Global Database of Shared Prosperity - a collection of comparable shared prosperity data from 91 countries circa 2008-2015.

Acronym: 
GDSP
Type: 
Time Series
Topics: 
Economic Growth
Poverty
Economy Coverage: 
Blend
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Lower Middle Income
Upper Middle Income
Languages Supported: 
English
Number of Economies: 
91
Geographical Coverage: 
World
External Contact Email: 
GP & CCSAs: 
Poverty & Equity
Access Options:
Download
Temporal Coverage: 
2008 - 2015

Update Frequency

Update Frequency: 
Annually +
Release Date: 
October 23, 2017

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
October 17, 2018
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Dataset

The Global Database of Shared Prosperity (GDSP) includes the most recent figures on annualized consumption or income growth of the bottom 40 per cent and related indicators for 91 countries, which are roughly comparable in terms of time period and interval. All numbers were vetted by an internal Technical Working Group, using the methodology described here.

Survey years are selected with the aim (i) to match the time periods as closely as possible across all countries, while including the most recent data; and (ii) to ensure the widest possible coverage of countries, across regions and income levels. While we recommend that this database be used for cross-country comparisons and benchmarking, colleagues should feel free to make their own decisions on the choice of surveys/years for computations of shared prosperity when cross-country comparison is not a consideration.

When looking at a particular country's context, it is also important to consider a wider range of indicators that relate to shared prosperity, going beyond the World Bank indicator of consumption or income growth of the bottom 40 per cent, for a richer and more contextual analysis.

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The World Bank Group’s goal of promoting shared prosperity has been defined as fostering income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the welfare distribution in every country, and is measured by annualized growth in average real per capita consumption or income of the bottom 40 per cent. At the outset, other details for constructing this indicator were left for countries to decide, resulting in a lack of comparability between countries if they chose different time-periods or databases when making their estimates.

In response to the rising demand for cross-country comparisons, the World Bank Group established a process for measuring shared prosperity in an internationally comparable way, addressing issues such as the choice of time period and the selection of databases for computing the indicator in order to produce numbers that would be relatively comparable across countries.

As a result of these efforts, the World Bank Group has developed the Global Database of Shared Prosperity - a collection of comparable shared prosperity data from 91 countries circa 2008-2015.

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Temporal Coverage

2008 - 2015

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Acronym: 
GDSP
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
GP & CCSAs: 
Terms of Use: 
Number of Economies: 
91
Update Frequency: 
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
End Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015
GPV
Release Date: 
Monday, October 23, 2017
Last Updated Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
External Contact Email: 
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Modified date: 
17820
Primary Dataset: 
Yes

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