Choosing a Method for Poverty Mapping

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Food & Agriculture Org., 2003 - Social Science - 48 pages
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Poverty and food security are heterogeneous phenomena in most countries, types and depth of poverty, measured in different ways, vary between and within countries and regions. Poverty mapping in its various forms involves techniques that permit sufficient disaggregation of a poverty measure to local administrative levels or small geographical units. This booklet discusses poverty and food-security mapping in terms of relevance and available opinions for analysis, policy design and implementation in the rural sectors of developing countries. It presents and compares the range of poverty and food-security mapping methodologies in use in order to provide guidance as to their potential and appropriateness in different policy applications
 

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