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National Accounts Data Used in Global Poverty Measurement


  • Espen Beer Prydz
  • Dean M. Jolliffe
  • Christoph Lakner
  • Daniel Gerszon Mahler
  • Prem Sangraula


Poverty estimates from household surveys are not available every year for most economies. To address these data gaps and to aggregate poverty estimates across groups of economies (and the world), adjustments to household survey data are needed to align estimates to common reference years. This note summarizes the methods and data used for aligning (or lining up) and aggregating World Bank poverty estimates to common reference years. The data and methods presented here are the ones used in PovcalNet as of 2019, and build on the approach described by Chen and Ravallion (2004), and also documented in Ferreira et al. (2015), Jolliffe et al (2014) and World Bank (2018). The note summarizes the methodology, as described in these sources and implemented in PovcalNet, and the current data sources used.

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  • Espen Beer Prydz & Dean M. Jolliffe & Christoph Lakner & Daniel Gerszon Mahler & Prem Sangraula, 2019. "National Accounts Data Used in Global Poverty Measurement," Global Poverty Monitoring Technical Note Series 8, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbgpmt:8

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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 Publications - Reports 33496, The World Bank Group.

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