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Improving poverty measurement in Sri Lanka

Gunewardena, Dileni (2004): Improving poverty measurement in Sri Lanka. Published in: (May 2005): pp. 1-80.


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The past few years have seen great progress in the area of poverty measurement, both in terms of the development and consolidation of best practice, and in conceptual and methodological advances. This study examines poverty measurement in Sri Lanka against the backdrop of these developments, reviewing 22 poverty measurement studies over the period 1969-2002. It evaluates existing sources of data for poverty measurement, and makes recommendations that identify priority actions for improvement, key players in the process and what steps need to be taken.

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