The povcalnet command, which we developed with colleagues from DEC – World Bank, Andrés Castañeda, Christoph Lakner, Espen B. Prydz, Ruoxuan Wu and Qinghua Zhao, has just been officially deployed.
For those of you who don’t know povcalnet yet, it’s a tool that allows us to calculate in real time poverty and inequality numbers for most countries/economies in the world. The stata command works by bridging the information from the World Bank povcalnet website and your computer, through an open API. You can check the working paper here.
So if you have Stata and would like to try it out you can download it by typing:
ssc install povcalnet