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Risque et mesures de la pauvreté rurale au Burkina Faso / Risk and Measures of Rural Poverty in Burkina Faso


  • Kofi Nouvea
  • Yiriyibin Bambio
  • Samuel Kaboré
  • Quentin Wodon


Cet article examine l’importance du risque dans les mesures de la pauvreté monétaire rurale au Burkina Faso. L’analyse est basée sur des données longitudinales récentes collectées dans le cadre des activités de suivi-évaluation du projet PNGT-2 portant sur le développement communautaire dans le pays. La première partie de l’étude est consacrée aux estimations traditionnelles de la pauvreté pour la période de 2004 à 2006 et aux mouvements de sortie et d’entrée dans la pauvreté entre les années. La seconde partie montre comment l’intégration du risque dans les mesures de pauvreté tend à les augmenter de façon significative. This article assesses the importance of risk in the measurement of rural poverty in Burkina Faso. The analysis is based on longitudinal data collected as part of monitoring and evaluation activities for the PNGT-2 project on community development in the country. The first part of the study is devoted to traditional estimates of poverty for the period 2004 to 2006 and an analysis of movements in and out of poverty between the various survey years. The second part of the study shows how the integration of risk into the measurement of poverty tends to increase these measures significantly.

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  • Kofi Nouvea & Yiriyibin Bambio & Samuel Kaboré & Quentin Wodon, 2010. "Risque et mesures de la pauvreté rurale au Burkina Faso / Risk and Measures of Rural Poverty in Burkina Faso," Perspective Afrique, Association Africaine pour les Sciences sociales, vol. 5(1-3), pages 1-22.
  • Handle: RePEc:paf:journl:v:5:y:2010:i:1-3:p:1-22

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    1. Datt, Gaurav & Ravallion, Martin, 1992. "Growth and redistribution components of changes in poverty measures : A decomposition with applications to Brazil and India in the 1980s," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 275-295, April.
    2. Angel-Urdinola, Diego & Wodon, Quentin, 2007. "Assessing Absolute and Relative Poverty Trends with Limited Data in Cape Verde," MPRA Paper 11111, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Christiaensen, Luc & Scott, Christopher & Wodon, Quentin, 2002. "Poverty Measurement and Analysis," MPRA Paper 45362, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Rural poverty; risk; income stabilization; Burkina Faso;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty


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