Wodon, Quentin (2007): Using Simple Cross-country Comparisons to Guide Measurement: Poverty in the CFA Franc Zone. Published in: e-Findings (World Bank Africa Region) No. 279 (October 2007): pp. 1-6.
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In order to inform discussions on the extent of poverty in a country, it is often useful to compare the country’s poverty measures to estimates obtained in other countries with similar levels of development within the same region of the world. This short dissemination note provides estimates of poverty for countries from the Franc CFA zone and shows how simple cross-country poverty comparisons were used to inform poverty measurement in these countries.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Using Simple Cross-country Comparisons to Guide Measurement: Poverty in the CFA Franc Zone|
|Keywords:||Poverty, Franc CFA zone, cross-country comparisons|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I32 - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty|
|Depositing User:||Quentin Wodon|
|Date Deposited:||14. Sep 2008 07:29|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 21:49|
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