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The road to recovery : the role of poverty in the exposure, vulnerability and resilience to floods in Accra (English)

In June 2015, about 53,000 people were affected by unusually severe floods in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. The real impact of such a disaster is a product of exposure ("Who was affected?") ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8469 JUN 07, 2018

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Motte,Elliot Gaston; Goyal,Radhika; Asare,Akosua Boahemaa; Takamatsu,Shinya; Chen,Xiaomeng; Malgioglio,Silvia; Skinner,Alexander; Yoshida,Nobuo; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Comoros Poverty Assessment (French)

The Poverty Assessment for Comoros aims to respond to this need and presents the first analysis using the new household survey data from 2014. The present report draws on the availability of the EESIC 2014 to provide a robust diagnostic of poverty and inequality in Comoros and to bring new evidence to better inform policies aimed at poverty alleviation and equity. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment 125069 JAN 01, 2018

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Takamatsu,Shinya; Razafimanantsoa Harivelo,Faniry Nantenaina; Sharma,Natasha; Mahdi,Shireen English Disclosed

Prospects of estimating poverty with phone surveys : experimental results from Serbia (English)

Telephone surveys enable us to collect data in a cost-effective and timely manner, but may not be conducive for collecting detailed consumption or income data for measuring poverty due to the required length of the interview and complexity of the questions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8225 OCT 24, 2017

Boznic,Vladan; Katayama,Roy Shuji; Munoz,Rodrigo; Takamatsu,Shinya; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

How survey-to-survey imputation can fail (English)

This paper proposes diagnostics to assess the accuracy of survey-to-survey imputation methods and applies them to examine why imputing from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey into the Labor Force Survey fails to accurately project poverty trends in Sri Lanka between 2006 and 2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6961 JUL 01, 2014

Newhouse, D.; Shivakumaran, S.; Takamatsu, S.; Yoshida, N. Disclosed

Hybrid survey to improve the reliability of poverty statistics in a cost-effective manner (English)

This paper studies the benefits, in terms of reliability and frequency of poverty statistics, of conducting a hybrid survey that collects non-consumption data from all surveyed households and consumption data from only a small subsample. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6909 JUN 01, 2014

Ahmed, Faizuddin; Dorji, Cheku; Takamatsu, Shinya; Yoshida, Nobuo Disclosed