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By Jeni Klugman

'A Sourcebook for Poverty relief techniques' is a advisor meant to assist low-income international locations with the advance and strengthening in their poverty relief ideas. This ebook has been designed as a source for research and discourse on poverty aid rules and courses on the nation point. every one bankruptcy adopts a layered method, with a quick precis supplying total help on matters, an in depth advisor delivering ways to research and coverage improvement besides helping fabrics together with kingdom case experiences, technical notes, and proposals for extra analyzing. 'A Sourcebook for Poverty relief ideas' is equipped into volumes. 'Volume One' makes a speciality of middle thoughts together with poverty dimension and research, and tracking and overview. Cross-Cutting concerns, reminiscent of participation, governance, and gender, also are mentioned in 'Volume One'. 'Volume ' concentrates on Macroeconomic and Sectoral ways.

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427 We are grateful to Jeni Klugman for her numerous suggestions and to Michael Bamberger, Luc Christiaensen, Peter Lanjouw, Nayantara Mukerji, Giovanna Prennushi, Radha Seshagiri, and Michael Walton for comments. Any remaining errors or omissions are ours. Quentin Wodon acknowledges support from the Regional Studies Program at the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America (Guillermo Perry) under grant P072957 and from the World Bank’s Research Support Budget under grant P072472. 1 Introduction This chapter offers a primer on poverty, inequality, and vulnerability analysis and a guide to resources on this topic.

It is important to note the emphasis on having clear priorities for public action, which in turn suggests that the strategic objectives should not be large in number. The priority actions that are adopted should be appropriate and feasible in light of the poverty analysis, the targets, their estimated costs, available resources, institutional capacities, and the effectiveness of past policies. This raises several core areas that need to be addressed in the context of developing or strengthening an effective poverty reduction strategy—that again, in turn, can be borne in mind by line ministries and central agencies responsible for pulling the strategy together.

Differences in Needs Between Households and Intrahousehold Inequalities When computing poverty measures, analysts should examine two important assumptions inherent in these calculations: the assumptions about equivalence scales and about economies of scale in consumption. Equivalence scales. The standard means of determining whether a household is poor involves a comparison of its per capita spending or income to a per capita poverty line. The calculation of the poverty line is based on assumptions about the cost of basic needs of men and women of different ages.

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