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Unformatted text preview: Work on non-income dimensions of poverty -- defining indicators where needed, gathering data, assessing trends -- is presented in the World Development Report (WDR) 2000/01: Attacking Poverty. One dimension: assembling comparable and high-quality social indicators for education, health, access to services and infrastructure. Another: risk, vulnerability, social exclusion, access to social capital. In addition to expanding the range of indicators of poverty, work is needed to integrate data coming from sample surveys with information obtained through more participatory techniques, which usually offer rich insights into why programs work or do not. How do they differ from the old methods? Less focus on income. 3. Can you think of any flaws in the ways the World Bank measures poverty? In other words, is there a limit on our ability to put a dollar figure on deprivation or impoverishment?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/10/2010 for the course INTB 3351 taught by Professor Priest during the Spring '08 term at University of Houston.
- Spring '08