PEP-CEPA Poverty Measurement and Analysis Workshop

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Tentative programme

MONDAY, February 20 - FRIDAY February 24

  1. Development, well-being and poverty (valuing development; inequality, poverty, ethical issues; historical approaches: basic needs; welfarist and non-welfarist approaches; capabilities and functionings; development and freedoms; human rights; millennium development goals )

  2. Monetary measures of well-being (concepts; welfare; measurement; different types of monetary aggregates; comparability across time, space, gender and other socioeconomic groups)

  3. Monetary poverty lines (construction and estimation; absolute and relative poverty lines; cost-of-basic-needs techniques; food-energy-intake techniques; subjective poverty lines; international poverty lines)

  4. Monetary poverty (measurement techniques; constructing poverty indices and poverty profiles; decomposing poverty)

  5. Normatively and statistically robust methods for understanding poverty (ordering distributions; the nature of ordinal poverty comparisons; sensitivity of poverty comparisons; poverty dominance)

  6. Measuring Inequality (concepts, measurement techniques, comparisons and group and source decompositions of summary inequality indices)

  7. Introduction to multidimensional poverty (Issues of identification and aggregation, measurement using principal component analysis, factor analysis; Examples of multidimensional indices: multidimensional poverty index (HDR2010) Unsatisfied basic needs index (DCS 2007)

  8. Mixed Methods (Relative merits and demerits of quantitative and qualitative approaches to poverty analysis, value of mixing methods, theories and concepts relating to using mixed methods, examples of mixed methods approaches and practical application)

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