This workshop will discuss data access issues, methodologies for poverty and inequality estimation and collaboration possibilities with developing member countries (DMCs) to produce poverty and inequality estimates for the region.
Despite robust economic growth, the Asian and Pacific region remains home to almost two-thirds of the world's poor. The region also faces rising inequality.
To assist DMCs in reducing poverty and promoting inclusive growth, it is essential for ADB's DMCs to work together on measuring, monitoring and analyzing poverty and inequality. These tasks will be the responsibilities of the recently established Poverty Unit in ADB. This will require reliable, representative and updated data on expenditure, income and other relevant household survey data.
While many countries provide poverty and inequality estimates, most are not comparable across countries as they are often obtained using different reference years and different methodologies such as different poverty lines and even different variables, making aggregation impossible. World Bank estimates are often outdated, with limited country coverage in the Asian and Pacific region.
Mid-level to senior government officials.
Participation is by invitation only.
Actively participate in discussions and share views and experiences with others. Collaborate with participants to prepare and make presentations.
ADB ERD (Development Indicator & Policy Research Division)