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September 2018 PovcalNet Update: What’s New

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  • Shaohua Chen
  • Dean M. Jolliffe
  • Christoph Lakner
  • Kihoon Lee
  • Daniel Gerszon Mahler
  • Rose Mungai
  • Minh C. Nguyen
  • Espen Beer Prydz
  • Prem Sangraula
  • Dhiraj Sharma
  • Judy Yang
  • Qinghua Zhao

Abstract

The September 2018 update to PovcalNet involves several changes to the data underlying the global poverty estimates. Some welfare aggregates have been changed for improved harmonization, and some of the CPI, national accounts, and population input data have been revised. This document explains these changes in detail and the reasoning behind them. Emphasis is given to the updates to the Indian poverty estimates. In addition to the changes listed here, 24 new country-years have been added, bringing the total number of surveys to 1601.

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  • Shaohua Chen & Dean M. Jolliffe & Christoph Lakner & Kihoon Lee & Daniel Gerszon Mahler & Rose Mungai & Minh C. Nguyen & Espen Beer Prydz & Prem Sangraula & Dhiraj Sharma & Judy Yang & Qinghua Zhao, 2018. "September 2018 PovcalNet Update: What’s New," Global Poverty Monitoring Technical Note Series 2, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbgpmt:2
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    1. Aziz Atamanov & R. Andres Castaneda Aguilar & Tony H.M.J. Fujs & Reno Dewina & Carolina Diaz-Bonilla & Daniel Gerszon Mahler & Dean Jolliffe & Christoph Lakner & Mikhail Matytsin & Jose Montes & Laura, 2020. "March 2020 PovcalNet Update," World Bank Other Operational Studies 33496, The World Bank.

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