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Poverty Measurement and Analysis

Christiaensen, Luc and Scott, Christopher and Wodon, Quentin (2002): Poverty Measurement and Analysis. Published in: A Sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies , Vol. 1, (April 2002): pp. 27-74.

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Abstract

This chapter offers a primer on poverty, inequality, and vulnerability analysis and a guide to resources on this topic. It is written for decision makers who want to define the type of information they need to monitor poverty reduction and make appropriate policy decisions and for the technical experts in charge of the analysis. The chapter takes a broad look at tools for analysis and provides a brief introduction to each topic. It also outlines why certain information is essential in policymaking and how this information can be generated.

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