United Nations Millennium Development Goals

The UN's Millennium Development Goals provide the big-picture perspective on international development. Using indicators aggregated and collected by the World Bank, try to predict progress towards select MDGs. #development

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feb 2021
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About the World Bank


The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030:

  • End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day to no more than 3%
  • Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.

Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.


The world bank achieves its mission in many ways. Core to its success is the World Bank Open Data Portal, which provides free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe. The World Bank also has comprehensive research initiatives to understand how policy affects development globally. Finally, the World Bank runs many country-specific projects that focus on improving conditions in realms such as local governance, access to finance, and accountability.

The initiative for statistical capacity building may be of particular interest to the DrivenData community. The World Bank promotes local initiatives to have official statistics for that enable accurate, timely, and useful data analysis. Towards this end they provide tools, action plans, and grant funding.

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