Global Poverty Research Lab


The Global Poverty Research Lab uses empirical evidence to address the challenges of overcoming poverty and improving well-being in the developing world. It collects data to provide a scientific framework for potential studies of the changes that are taking place during the process of development.

Geographic research clusters collect long-term panel data. They seek to remedy a major constraint in understanding development in low-income countries: the absence of detailed, multi-level, long-term scientific data that follows individuals over time and describes both the natural and built environment in which they reside.

Two rounds of surveys have been conducted in Ghana.

The cluster in Ghana is supported by University of Ghana – Legon and Innovations for Poverty Action. 

The next wave of the Ghana panel survey is now being planned. The third wave of the survey is proposed to start in May 2018.