Global Poverty Data Sets Downloads
The global data sets include two proxy poverty measurements: Infant Mortality Rates and Malnutrition (underweight children), all translated to a common quarter-degree grid. A quarter-degree grid cell is approximately 770 square kilometers (300 square miles) at the equator, and progressively less at higher latitudes. The global data sets include metadata files and data sets in the following formats:
- Spatial data sets: available as a global shapefile for each variable.
- Tabular data sets: available in MS Excel (xls) and Comma-Separated Value (csv).
- Metadata: included as read_me text or Excel files on each data set.