More Than a Pretty Picture: Using Poverty Maps to Design Better Policies and Interventions

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Tara Bedi, Aline Coudouel, Kenneth Simler
World Bank Publications, 2007 - Social Science - 286 pages
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The allocation of resources and the design of policies tailored to local-level conditions require highly disaggregated information. Data on poverty at the local level is typically not available because most household surveys are not representative past the regional level. This volume aims to promote the effective use of Small Area Estimation poverty maps in policy making. It presents the range of policies and interventions which have been informed by poverty maps, focusing on the political economy of poverty maps and the key elements to their effective use by policy makers. The volume also looks at the future of poverty maps in terms of new techniques and new areas of application.
 

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