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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. This document details the content of and reasoning behind the changes made. In addition to the changes listed here, 97 new country-years have been added. This brings the total number of surveys to 1577.

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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

April 2018 Povcalnet Update : What’s New (English). Global Poverty Monitoring Technical Note,no. 1 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/173171524715215230/April-2018-Povcalnet-Update-What-s-New