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


  • Quentin Wodon


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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  • Quentin Wodon, 2007. "Using Simple Cross-Country Comparisons to Guide Measurement : Poverty in the CFA Franc Zone," World Bank Other Operational Studies 9551, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wboper:9551

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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.
    2. Backiny-Yetna, Prospere & Wodon, Quentin & Mungai, Rose & Tsimpo, Clarence, 2012. "Poverty in Liberia: Level,Profile, and Determinants," MPRA Paper 38546, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Health; Nutrition and Population - Population Policies Food and Beverage Industry Poverty Reduction - Poverty Lines Poverty Reduction - Rural Poverty Reduction Poverty Reduction - Poverty Reduction Strategies Industry;

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


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