Top 100 Urban Centers by Population

According to the United Nations, 54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 percent by 2050. This dashboard shows the top 100 largest cities by population. People groups including UPGs and UUPGs are provided based on our preliminary research. Check back often for latest updates and findings.

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Urban Centers Outlook

Today, half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, producing more than 80% of global GDP. By 2030 six out of ten people will live in cities, with a 90% share of GDP. This dashboard provides insights into demographic, education, people groups, cost and quality of living in major global cities in order to inform decision-makers who seek to bridge the Great Commission task and bring hope to global cities.

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Annual Statistical Report (ASR)

The Annual Statistical Report tracks church growth among field entities where IMB teams worked or partnered during the reporting period. People groups, population segments, conventions and other entities once engaged by IMB teams that have grown beyond the necessity and capacity for IMB engagement, such as CPMs and Conventions, are not included in this report—they have become our partners in engaging others.

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Global Status of Evangelical Christianity Map

The Global Status of Evangelical Christianity (GSEC) map portrays the spread of the gospel among people groups by measuring percentage of evangelicals,access to evangelical resources, and recent church planting activity.

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Annual Personnel Study

The Annual Personnel Study is a profile and analysis of changes and trends in the deployment of International Mission Board overseas personnel.

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Unengaged Unreached People Groups Map

A people group is 
unreached when less than 2 percent of its population is evangelical Christian.

A people group is unengaged when no evangelical church planting strategy is being implemented among them.

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Understand Countries

Understand countries and the progress of the Gospel among them. This visualization shows the number of unengaged and unreached people groups in each country of the world from 2009 to 2014. 

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Affinity and People Groups

Overview of world's affinity and people groups and the progress of the Gospel among them. This visualization shows the number of engagement of unreached people groups since 2009. 

Dispersed People Groups

This visualization shows the dispersion of people groups from their original home country. Their GSEC and engagement status are shown along with their destination country.

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World Development Indicators

Presents the most current global data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.
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Worldwide Remittance

A remittance is a transfer of money by a foreign worker to an individual in his or her home country. This visualization shows the sending and receiving countries of worldwide remittance.
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Understand World Cities

According to Lewis Mumford, cities are storage containers of surplus goods that draw people from broad regions. Overtime, societies develop in the cities and along with them technologies, literature, culture, and civilization. 
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