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Using Simple Cross-country Comparisons to Guide Measurement: Poverty in the CFA Franc Zone

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  • Wodon, Quentin

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In order to inform discussions on the extent of poverty in a country, it is often useful to compare the country’s poverty measures to estimates obtained in other countries with similar levels of development within the same region of the world. This short dissemination note provides estimates of poverty for countries from the Franc CFA zone and shows how simple cross-country poverty comparisons were used to inform poverty measurement in these countries.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 10482.

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Date of creation: Oct 2007
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10482

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Keywords: Poverty; Franc CFA zone; cross-country comparisons;

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  1. Christiaensen, Luc & Scott, Christopher & Wodon, Quentin, 2002. "Poverty Measurement and Analysis," MPRA Paper 45362, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  1. Backiny-Yetna, Prospère & Wodon, Quentin & Mungai, Rose & Tsimpo, Clarence, 2010. "Pauvreté au Libéria : Niveau, profil, et corrélats en 2007
    [Poverty in Liberia: Level, Profile, and Correlates in 2007]
    ," MPRA Paper 34415, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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