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Data & evidence to end extreme poverty

Our Mission

To build evidence, insights, and solutions that help end extreme poverty globally.

We aim to contribute to new global and national data and evidence that governments, decision makers, citizens and researchers can use to improve people’s lives and support the world’s poorest people in their efforts to escape extreme poverty.

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An introduction to DEEP (video)

What are DEEP’s research themes?


Who is living in extreme poverty?

Testing new and better ways to measure extreme poverty, drawing on innovations in collecting and analysing data to support governments and decision makers in more effectively targeting their investments.

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What drives extreme poverty?

Investigating the patterns of extreme poverty that are emerging, those that are persisting and the drivers of these patterns, to help inform how we tackle extreme poverty today.

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How can we end extreme poverty?

Evaluating how interventions do or do not succeed in reducing extreme poverty, and sharing lessons and solutions with governments, organisations, and institutions.

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Where do we research?

Our work focuses on eight countries across Africa, South and South-East Asia. Our research locations page and links to individual countries will provide more details soon.








South Sudan



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Ending extreme poverty in a changing climate

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The role of migration in ending extreme poverty- Thematic paper

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Ending extreme poverty amidst fragility, conflict, and violence-Thematic paper

Who is involved in DEEP?

We are a consortium of the Universities of Cornell, Copenhagen, and Southampton led by Oxford Policy Management, in partnership with the World Bank’s Development Data Group and funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. For more details including our team members, see Who we are.

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