Written by Sarah Shearmans, journalist on Quartz blog
“We live in a era of big data, but developing countries are suffering from a data drought: governments and the international community know less about the world’s poorest than they think.
Often-quoted figures on levels of poverty, health and education in poor countries are little more than educated guesswork, a new report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), a London-based independent think tank, shows.
While the World Bank estimates that the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day is 1.01 billion, the report claims the number could be up to 350 million more than that.”
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