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Research Study on Poverty-Specific Purchasing Power Parities for Selected Countries in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | March 2008
Research Study on Poverty-Specific Purchasing Power Parities for Selected Countries in Asia and the Pacific

This study is a methodological research for compiling purchasing power parities for measuring poverty in Asia and the Pacific.

The Research Study on Poverty-Specific Purchasing Power Parities for Selected Countries in Asia and the Pacific is a methodological research for compiling purchasing power parities (PPPs) for measuring poverty in the region. The study covers 16 of the 23 economies participating in the 2005 International Comparison Program in Asia and the Pacific. It presents a detailed account of the activities undertaken to estimate PPPs using the recommended methodology of the Poverty Advisory Group of the World Bank, as well as alternative PPPs derived from poverty-specific price surveys.

Contents 

  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • 2005 ICP Asia Pacific and Purchasing Power Parities for Measuring Poverty
  • Basic Steps in Measuring National and Regional Poverty with the Use of International Poverty Lines
  • ICP in the Asia and Pacific Region and Purchasing Power Parities
  • Basic Framework for Purchasing Power Parities for Converting Poverty Lines
  • Recommended Methodology for Compiling Poverty PPPs in the 2005 ICP Asia Pacific
  • Poverty-Specific Price Surveys in the 2005 ICP Asia Pacific
  • Sensitivity Analysis of Poverty PPPs Estimated Using Various Sources of Price Data and Aggregation Methods
  • International Poverty Lines for the Asia and Pacific Region
  • Milestones Achieved in the Poverty PPP Study, 2005 ICP Asia Pacific, and Future Work
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography and References