16 March 2005
Handbook on Poverty Statistics:
Concepts, Methods and Policy Use
The overall objective of the project is to assist policy-makers
and statisticians in member countries to face the growing demand for poverty
statistics and related information by building up a system of poverty
measurement which is responsive to national and international data needs.
In particular, the project will help share experience in the collection
and analysis of poverty statistics across different regions, provide countries
with an overview over the extensive literature on poverty and put forward
the options available at the country level. Furthermore, it will provide
some practical guidance for the compilation and reporting of poverty data.
A broad consultative process has been put into place to prepare
the Handbook, including the establishment of a steering committee that
oversees the project, four regional workshops and expert group and panel
The expected output of the project is a publication titled Handbook
on Poverty Statistics: Concepts, Methods and Policy Use. The
purpose of the Handbook will be to assist countries in designing and implementing
a system of poverty measurement that satisfies their national policy needs
as well as the increasing international demand for poverty statistics
and related data.
Duration - Click here for the time
table of the remaining activities for the completion of the project.
Click here for the original
project schedule covering the entire project period from 2003 to 2005
as originally planned. The print of the Handbook is expected to be available
towards the end of 2005. Throughout the project duration this website
provides a detailed insight into the work-in-progress on the draft publication.