Poverty Incidence in the Asian and Pacific Region: Data Situation and Measurement Issues
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This briefing note aims to highlights some of the data and measurement issues that the Bank will have to consider in formulating and implementing its poverty reduction strategy.
After presenting some critical data and measurement issues, this note outlines a statistical information strategy to address specific areas in poverty reduction where these issues have a strong bearing. For the sake of brevity and for keeping the principal issues in sharper focus, the note almost exclusively uses the headcount ratio or poverty incidence to measure poverty.
- Critical Data and Measurement Issues
- Scarcity of Poverty Data
- Consistency and Quality of Available Data
- Intercountry Comparability
- Sensitivity of Poverty Incidence to Economic Events
- A Statistical Information Strategy to Support the Poverty Reduction Strategy
- Profiling Poverty
- Monitoring Poverty
- Analyzing Poverty