Coulombe, Harold and Wodon, Quentin (2007): Combining census and household survey data for better targeting: The West and Central Africa Poverty Mapping Initiative. Published in: e-Findings (World Bank Africa Region) No. 280 (October 2007): pp. 1-6.
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There are often large regional differences in poverty and other social indicators within a country. But geographic poverty profiles based on household surveys tend to be limited to broad areas because survey sample sizes are too small to permit analysts to construct valid estimates of poverty at the local level. At the same time policy makers often need finely disaggregated information at the neighborhood, town, or village level in order to implement anti-poverty programs. This short dissemination note presents the process followed for constructing poverty maps using both census and household survey data in West and Central Africa.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Combining census and household survey data for better targeting: The West and Central Africa Poverty Mapping Initiative|
|Keywords:||Poverty maps, census, household survey, Africa|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty > I32 - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty|
|Depositing User:||Quentin Wodon|
|Date Deposited:||14. Sep 2008 07:29|
|Last Modified:||03. May 2015 02:57|
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