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Poverty mapping 23 26 july 2001 paris21 workshop for east africa the great horn kampala uganda

Poverty Mapping23 - 26 July 2001PARIS21 Workshop for East Africa & The Great HornKampala, Uganda


Poverty Mapping

  • Why

    • to capture heterogeneity within regions

    • identify geographical factors that influence poverty

    • improve targeting of resources and interventions

    • improve communication about poverty conditions

  • Poverty Profile

    • poverty maps are part of poverty profile

    • comprehensive poverty profile needed to balance picture


Who is poor?

  • 3 Common approaches

    • Money metric

    • Basic Needs

    • Human capabilities


Method used

  • Used money-metric measure as proxy for household welfare

    • imputed consumption expenditure (obtained by combining census & survey data)

  • Imputation based on readily observable household characteristics e.g. age,sex, race, household assets, access to services, educational status etc

  • obtained poverty rates for 3 levels of geography












Where are the poor to be found?

3 md

Bloem

Botshabelo

Thaba Nchu


What are the major characteristics

of the poor?

Using Census records, the major characteristics of those identified as poor can be obtained e.g.

  • Demographic profile

  • Basic needs profile

  • Human capability profile

  • Data from other service providers eg location of schools, access to public transport, location of clinics is needed to obtain a comprehensive profile.


Using Poverty Maps

  • Crime analysis

    • socio-economic correlates of crime hot spots

  • Local government resource allocations

    • equitable shares allocation model

  • Cholera outbreak

    • working with health dept to identify communities at risk and inform health education programs



Benefits

  • Focus on poor as a group

  • Support design & development of evidence-based poverty reduction strategies

  • Guide to resource allocation

  • Tools for monitoring & evaluating progress

  • Opportunities for national/regional capacity building

  • Opportunities for service providers to offer integrated services


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