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Consumer Price Indices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

Temporal deflators are needed to compare welfare aggregates over time, and thus to measure real changes in poverty. This note describes the sources of the consumer price indices that are used for every country included in the World Bank’s estimates of global poverty, published in PovcalNet. ... See More +

Working Paper 129964 SEP 01, 2018

Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem Disclosed

September 2018 PovcalNet Update : What’s New (English)

The September 2018 update to PovcalNet involves several changes to the dataunderlying the global poverty estimates. Some welfare aggregates have been changed forimproved harmonization, and some of the CPI, national accounts, and population inputdata have been revised. ... See More +

Working Paper 129962 SEP 01, 2018

Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Lee,Kihoon; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Mungai,Rose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem; Sharma,Dhiraj; Yang,Judy; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

April 2018 Povcalnet Update : What’s New (English)

The April 2018 update to PovcalNet involves several changes to the data underlying the global poverty estimates. Some welfare aggregates have been changed for improved harmonization, some surveys have been dropped due to data quality concerns, and some of the consumer price index (CPI) and national accounts input data have been revised. ... See More +

Working Paper 125776 APR 01, 2018

Atamanov,Aziz; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Chen,Shaohua; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Dewina,Reno; Diaz-Bonilla,Carolina; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Lee,Kihoon; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Montes,Jose; Mungai,Rose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem; Scott,Kinnon; Wambile,Ayago Esmubancha; Yang,Judy; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

Welfare-consistent global poverty measures (English)

The paper provides new measures of global poverty that take seriously the idea of relative-income comparisons but also acknowledge a deep identification problem when the latent norms defining poverty vary systematically across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8170 AUG 24, 2017

Ravallion,Martin; Chen,Shaohua Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific economic update : sustaining resilience (English)

Growth in developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) continues to be resilient and in line with previous expectations. Already robust domestic demand has been supported by some pickup in external demand and the gradual recovery in commodity prices. ... See More +

Publication 116330 APR 01, 2017

Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Kehayova,Vera Vencheva; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Testaverde,Mauro; Cassou,Emilie; Jaffee,Steven M.; Ru,Jiang; Stamm,Diane; Adriani,Magda; Ariyapruchya,Kiatipong; Badiani-Magnusson,Reena C; Batsuuri,Davaadalai; Beck,Hans Anand; Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Chen,Shaohua; Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Davading,Somneuk; Demombynes,Gabriel; Dewina,Reno; Dinh,Viet Tuan; Eckardt,Sebastian; Edwards,Kim Alan; Fitrani,Fitria; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Halstead,Imogen Cara; Vu,Linh Hoang; Kida,Mizuho; Kim,Jae Kyun; Knight,David Stephen; Krishnan,Nandini; Kularatne,Chandana; Lain,Jonathan William; Lee,Taehyun; Litwack,John; Luo,Xubei; Ly,Sodeth; Martin, Miguel; Mejia-Mant, Carolina; Mileva,Elitza Alexandrova; Mohib,Saiyed Shabih Ali; Moreno Herrera,Laura Liliana; Munoz Moreno,Rafael; Najdov,Evgenij; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Pan,Lucy; Phimmahasay,Keomanivone; Pimhidzai,Obert; Piza,Sharon Faye Alariao; Purnamasari,Ririn Salwa; Rab,Habib Nasser; Revilla,Julio E.; Orton Romero,Carlos Rafael; Teh Sharifuddin,Shakira Binti; Sharma,Manohar; Shiilegmaa,Altantsetseg; Simler,Kenneth; Stephan,David Andrew; Tong,Kimsun; Zin,May Thet; Uochi,Ikuko; Utz,Robert Johann; Wai-Poi,Matthew Grant; Wihardja,Maria Monica; Yang,Judy; Yee Amezaga,Karla Mirari; Zhao,Luan Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific - Economic update : growing challenges (English)

In the six months since the previous East Asia and Pacific (EAP) economic update, developing EAP has faced a challenging external environment. Financial market conditions in the region, however, have been volatile over much of the past 6 months, as in the rest of the world. ... See More +

Publication 104770 APR 01, 2016

Edwards,Kim Alan; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Solmaz,Serhat; Sun, Yan; Blum,Jurgen Rene; Taliercio,Robert R.; Rahardja,Sjamsu; Maliszewska,Maryla; Mishra,Deepak K.; Ariyapruchya,Kiatipong; Badiani-Magnusson,Reena Chandu; Batsuuri,Davaadalai; Beck,Hans Anand; Del Castillo,Noel Borja; Chen,Shaohua; Chua,Karl Kendrick Tiu; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Davading,Somneuk; Demombynes,Gabriel; Dewina,Reno; Diaz-Bonilla,Carolina; Dinh,Viet Tuan; Diop,Ndiame; Eckardt,Sebastian; Fitrani,Fitria; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Hein,Min Ye Paing; Vu,Linh Hoang; Kida,Mizuho; Kim,Jae Kyun; Knight,David Stephen; Krishnan,Nandini; Kularatne,Chandana; Lee,Taehyun; Limkin,Joseph Louie C.; Litwack,John; Ly,Sodeth; Mahajan,Sandeep; Martin, Miguel; Spatafora,Nikola L.; Hirano,Yumeka Disclosed

A global count of the extreme poor in 2012 : data issues, methodology and initial results (English)

The 2014 release of a new set of purchasing power parity conversion factors (PPPs) for 2011 has prompted a revision of the international poverty line. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7432 OCT 03, 2015

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Chen,Shaohua; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Hamadeh,Nada; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Narayan,Ambar; Prydz,Espen Beer; Revenga,Ana L.; Sangraula,Prem; Serajuddin,Umar; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Global count of the extreme poor in 2012 : data issues, methodology and initial results (English)

The 2014 release of a new set of purchasing power parity conversion factors (PPPs) for 2011 has prompted a revision of the international poverty line. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125425 OCT 01, 2015

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Chen,Shaohua; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Hamadeh,Nada; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Narayan,Ambar; Prydz,Espen Beer; Revenga,Ana L.; Sangraula,Prem; Serajuddin,Umar; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

A measured approach to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity : concepts, data, and the twin goals (English)

Although poverty reduction has been a mainstay of its work for decades, the World Bank has for the first time, committed to a specific poverty reduction target to guide its work. ... See More +

Publication 91350 OCT 08, 2014

Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Kraay,Aart C.; Lanjouw,Peter F.; Meyer,Christian Johannes; Negre Rossignoli,Mario; Prydz,Espen Beer; Vakis,Renos; Wethli,Ruth Kyla Dolny Disclosed

Benefit incidence with incentive effects, measurement errors and latent heterogeneity (English)

Empirical studies of tax and benefit incidence routinely ignore behavioral responses and measurement errors. This paper offers an econometric method of estimating the mean benefit withdrawal rate (marginal tax rate) allowing for incentive effects, measurement errors, and correlated latent heterogeneity in incidence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6573 AUG 01, 2013

Ravallion, Martin; Chen, Shaohua Disclosed

Measuring the real size of the World economy : the framework, methodology, and research of the International Comparison Program (ICP) (English)

The International Comparison Program (ICP) has become not only the largest international statistical program in the world, but also the most complex. ... See More +

Publication 79451 JAN 01, 2013

Blades,Derek; Chen,Shaohua; Coonan, James; Deaton,Angus S. Disclosed

More relatively-poor people in a less absolutely-poor world (English)

Relative deprivation, shame and social exclusion can matter to the welfare of people everywhere. The authors argue that such social effects on welfare call for a reconsideration of how we assess global poverty, but they do not support standard measures of relative poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6114 JUL 01, 2012

Chen, Shaohua; Ravallion, Martin Disclosed

Weakly relative poverty (English)

Prevailing measures of relative poverty are unchanged when all incomes grow or contract by the same proportion. This property stems from seemingly implausible assumptions about the disutility of relative deprivation and the cost of social inclusion. ... See More +

Journal Article 94669 NOV 01, 2011

Ravallion, Martin; Chen, Shaohua Disclosed

Dollar a day revisited (English)

The article presents the first major update of the international $1 a day poverty line, proposed in world development report 1990: poverty for measuring absolute poverty by the standards of the world's poorest countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 77619 JUN 01, 2009

Ravallion, Martin; Chen, Shaohua; Sangraula, Prem Disclosed

Weakly relative poverty (English)

Prevailing measures of relative poverty put an implausibly high weight on relative deprivation, such that measured poverty does not fall when all incomes grow at the same rate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4844 FEB 01, 2009

Ravallion, Martin; Chen, Shaohua Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 23 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: dollar a day revisited, by Martin Ravallion, Shaohua Chen, and Prem Sangraula; evidence on changes in aid allocation criteria, by Stijn Claessens, Danny Cassimon, and Bjorn Van Campenhout; does education affect HIV status? ... See More +

Publication 62985 JAN 01, 2009

Melo, Jaime de; Ravallion, Martin; Chen, Shaohua; Sangraula, Prem; Claessens, Stijn; Cassimon, Danny; Van Campenhout, Bjorn; de Walque, Damien; Jeuland, Marc; Lucas, Marcelino; Clemens, John; Whittington, Dale; Kandilov, Ivan T.; Fafchamps, Marcel; Owens, Trudy; Javorcik, Beata S.; Spatareanu, Mariana Disclosed

The ICP Bulletin Vol. 5 (No. 3) (English)

Included in this issue: Interview with the President of Islamic Development Bank (IDB). International and regional inflation. An output method for education purchasing power parties (PPPs). ... See More +

Newsletter 47640 DEC 01, 2008

Mohamed, Ahmad Ali ; Ravallion, Martin ; Chen, Shaohua ; Biru, Yonas ; Zieschang, Kim ; Svennebye, Lars ; Konijn, Paulus ; Dikhanov, Yuri ; Inklaar, Robert; Timmer, Marcel P.; Blades, Derek Disclosed

The developing world is poorer than we thought, but no less successful in the fight against poverty (English)

The paper presents a major overhaul to the World Bank's past estimates of global poverty, incorporating new and better data. Extreme poverty-as judged by what "poverty" means in the world's poorest countries-is found to be more pervasive than we thought. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4703 AUG 01, 2008

Chen, Shaohua; Ravallion, Martin Disclosed

China is poorer than we thought, but no less successful in the fight against poverty (English)

In 2005, China participated for the first time in the International Comparison Program (ICP), which collects primary data across countries on the prices for an internationally comparable list of goods and services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4621 MAY 01, 2008

Chen, Shaohua; Ravallion, Martin Disclosed

Dollar a day revisited (English)

The paper presents the first major update of the international "$1 a day" poverty line, first proposed in 1990 for measuring absolute poverty by the standards of the world's poorest countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4620 MAY 01, 2008

Ravallion, Martin; Chen, Shaohua; Sangraula, Prem Disclosed

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Consumer Price Indices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129964 Working Paper
September 2018 PovcalNet Update : What’s New (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129962 Working Paper
April 2018 Povcalnet Update : What’s New (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125776 Working Paper
Welfare-consistent global poverty measures (English)
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AUG 24, 2017 WPS8170 Policy Research Working Paper
East Asia and Pacific economic update : sustaining resilience (English)
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APR 01, 2017 116330 Publication
East Asia and Pacific - Economic update : growing challenges (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104770 Publication
A global count of the extreme poor in 2012 : data issues, methodology and initial results (English)
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OCT 03, 2015 WPS7432 Policy Research Working Paper
Global count of the extreme poor in 2012 : data issues, methodology and initial results (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 125425 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A measured approach to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity : concepts, data, and the twin goals (English)
See More +
OCT 08, 2014 91350 Publication
Benefit incidence with incentive effects, measurement errors and latent heterogeneity (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2013 WPS6573 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the real size of the World economy : the framework, methodology, and research of the International Comparison Program (ICP) (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 79451 Publication
More relatively-poor people in a less absolutely-poor world (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6114 Policy Research Working Paper
Weakly relative poverty (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 94669 Journal Article
Dollar a day revisited (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 77619 Journal Article
Weakly relative poverty (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 WPS4844 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 23 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 62985 Publication
The ICP Bulletin Vol. 5 (No. 3) (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 47640 Newsletter
The developing world is poorer than we thought, but no less successful in the fight against poverty (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 WPS4703 Policy Research Working Paper
China is poorer than we thought, but no less successful in the fight against poverty (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 WPS4621 Policy Research Working Paper
Dollar a day revisited (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 WPS4620 Policy Research Working Paper