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Title:Reaching the poor: Fine tuning poverty targeting using a poverty map - The case of Mozambique PDF Logo
Authors:San Martin, Orlando
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2001/133
Abstract:Combining data from both, a nationwide standards of living survey (LSMS) and a national population and housing census, this paper generates a disaggregated map of poverty and living conditions in Mozambique. This analytical tool helps to overcome a problem very common until recently, namely that most nationwide studies of poverty were too general to support the design of policy interventions at the local level. In this paper, we disaggregate both expenditure and non-expenditure based indicators of poverty and well-being for the whole country. This paper also assesses geographic targeting schemes based on different ranking criteria. The analytical tool presented in this paper can be a useful contribution for the design of poverty alleviation strategies, by narrowing down the scope of action to the localities where the poor actually live. – poverty ; vulnerability ; targeting ; Mozambique
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Discussion Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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