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The Stages-of-Progress methodology for looking at movement in and out of poverty
A. Krishna / Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK 2007
The Stages-of-Progress methodology helps examine why households move out of and into poverty. This paper presents the methodology, briefly discussing some results from case studies carried out in diverse communities of India, Kenya, U...
What is wealth? Income, happiness or both
J. Copestake; M. Guillén Royo; W-J Chou / ESRC Research Group on Wellbeing in Developing Countries . University of Bath 2007
Previous studies in Peru have identified apparent mismatches between people’s perceptions of their wellbeing and indicators of their material welfare. This paper empirically explores the relationship between indicators of econom...
Perverse effects of the EU’s renewable energy roadmap
R. Bailey / Oxfam 2007
The European Commission (EC) published its Renewable Energy Roadmap in January 2007, proposing a mandatory target that bio-fuels must provide ten percent of member states’ transport fuels by 2020. This briefing paper examines th...
How to measure psychological and subjective wellbeing
E. Samman / Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative 2007
Recent years have seen a wealth of research on subjective wellbeing. There have also been growing calls for some variant of happiness to be adopted as a policy goal in developing and developed countries. This paper argues that while t...
Examining inequality, growth and poverty in 17 Asian countries
H.H. Son / Asian Development Bank 2007
This paper examines the relationships between economic growth, income distribution, and poverty for 17 Asian countries for the period 1981–2001. The author uses an inequality–growth trade-off index (IGTI) to analyse the tr...
Dimensions of poverty and inequality in South Africa
J.D. Triegaardt / Southern African Regional Poverty Network 2006
This paper analyses the nature and dimensions of poverty and inequality in South Africa, focusing on the gains that have been made and gaps that remain. The findings include: inequality will rise as the HIV/AIDS p...
Guide to generating and analysing data on poverty for decision makers
A. Coudouel; J. S. Hentschel; Q. T. Wodon / Poverty Reduction Strategies and PRSPs, PovertyNet, World Bank 2002
This chapter, aimed at policy makers, offers a primer on poverty, inequality, and vulnerability analysis from the World Bank. The authors take a broad look at tools for analysis and provide a brief introduction to each topic. They go ...
Poverty and consumption elasticities guiding commodity taxation
B. Essama-Nssah / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 2007
This paper seeks to demonstrate how to conduct a poverty-focused evaluation of public policy. The author argues that in the case of commodity taxation, the evaluation criterion hinges on both the price elasticity of the poverty measur...
South African households dependent on welfare support up since 1994
K. Pauw; L. Mncube / International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth 2007
The authors evaluate the experience of the South African economy with respect to growth, poverty and inequality trends since democracy in 1994. They argue that while it remains contested whether there are fewer people in poverty today...
Social development indicators: how to measure poverty, well-being and inequality
D. Clark; M. McGillivray / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2007
This policy brief outlines a contextual background to UNU-WIDER research project on ‘Social Development Indicators’, introducing some key concepts and measures used in assessing achieved well-being. Highlighted are some of...
Items 1 to 10 of 298

Items 1 to 10 of 298

The Stages-of-Progress methodology for looking at movement in and out of poverty
A. Krishna / Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK 2007
The Stages-of-Progress methodology helps examine why households move out of and into poverty. This paper presents the methodology, briefly discussing some results from case studies carried out in diverse communities of India, Kenya, U...
What is wealth? Income, happiness or both
J. Copestake; M. Guillén Royo; W-J Chou / ESRC Research Group on Wellbeing in Developing Countries . University of Bath 2007
Previous studies in Peru have identified apparent mismatches between people’s perceptions of their wellbeing and indicators of their material welfare. This paper empirically explores the relationship between indicators of econom...
Perverse effects of the EU’s renewable energy roadmap
R. Bailey / Oxfam 2007
The European Commission (EC) published its Renewable Energy Roadmap in January 2007, proposing a mandatory target that bio-fuels must provide ten percent of member states’ transport fuels by 2020. This briefing paper examines th...
How to measure psychological and subjective wellbeing
E. Samman / Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative 2007
Recent years have seen a wealth of research on subjective wellbeing. There have also been growing calls for some variant of happiness to be adopted as a policy goal in developing and developed countries. This paper argues that while t...
Examining inequality, growth and poverty in 17 Asian countries
H.H. Son / Asian Development Bank 2007
This paper examines the relationships between economic growth, income distribution, and poverty for 17 Asian countries for the period 1981–2001. The author uses an inequality–growth trade-off index (IGTI) to analyse the tr...
Dimensions of poverty and inequality in South Africa
J.D. Triegaardt / Southern African Regional Poverty Network 2006
This paper analyses the nature and dimensions of poverty and inequality in South Africa, focusing on the gains that have been made and gaps that remain. The findings include: inequality will rise as the HIV/AIDS p...
Guide to generating and analysing data on poverty for decision makers
A. Coudouel; J. S. Hentschel; Q. T. Wodon / Poverty Reduction Strategies and PRSPs, PovertyNet, World Bank 2002
This chapter, aimed at policy makers, offers a primer on poverty, inequality, and vulnerability analysis from the World Bank. The authors take a broad look at tools for analysis and provide a brief introduction to each topic. They go ...
Poverty and consumption elasticities guiding commodity taxation
B. Essama-Nssah / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 2007
This paper seeks to demonstrate how to conduct a poverty-focused evaluation of public policy. The author argues that in the case of commodity taxation, the evaluation criterion hinges on both the price elasticity of the poverty measur...
South African households dependent on welfare support up since 1994
K. Pauw; L. Mncube / International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth 2007
The authors evaluate the experience of the South African economy with respect to growth, poverty and inequality trends since democracy in 1994. They argue that while it remains contested whether there are fewer people in poverty today...
Social development indicators: how to measure poverty, well-being and inequality
D. Clark; M. McGillivray / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2007
This policy brief outlines a contextual background to UNU-WIDER research project on ‘Social Development Indicators’, introducing some key concepts and measures used in assessing achieved well-being. Highlighted are some of...
Items 1 to 10 of 298

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