Giving Compass' Take:

The World Poverty Clock was created in May of 2017 to ensure that we are on track for the accomplishing the SDGs, particularly Goal 1, which focuses on ending global poverty by 2030.

How will this type of data tracking help advance the SDGs?  Where else has data played a part in accountability?

Take a look at some of the reasons we need to step up action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

When the global community enacted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, world leaders also called for a data revolution. As it pertains to Goal 1, no poverty, this revolution depends on two basic questions: How many people are currently living in extreme poverty (defined as below $1.90 per person per day)? Is the world on track to end extreme poverty by 2030?

We launched the World Poverty Clock in May 2017 to answer these two questions. The aim was to create a tool to track Goal 1 in real time, using statistical modeling to go from measured, historical data points to estimates for today and forecasts into the future.

World poverty clock

Read the full article about global poverty by Homi Kharas and Wolfgang Fengler at Brookings.