Knowledge Note

The knowledge externalities from the Poverty Mapping in the EU project have notably changed the way the WBG approaches poverty mapping. The initiative, PovMap software, has helped build bridges between researchers in statistics and econometrics, promoting interaction and exchange of ideas through featured sessions. As this type of technical engagement in middle and high income countries can provide a platform for sophisticated innovation, it has important implications for low income countries as well. To conclude, with the development of improved tools and training, these technical advancements can be adapted and used in settings with weaker data and analytical capacity.