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Poverty Dynamics

By Araar Abdelkrim / Duclos Jean-Yves

Daily schedule

09:00 – 10:30 Training
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Training
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Training
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:30 Training
Main references

The material of training session will draw extensively on the book by Jean-Yves Duclos and Abdelkrim Araar (Springer, 2006) available at

It will also use other material that will be distributed shortly before the workshop. The training session will also make use of the DAD and the Stata softwares (including the DASP module developed by PEP) to illustrate and apply the measurement and policy tools that will be presented.


Introduction to the distributive analysis

    * Survey issues
    * Income versus consumption
    * Price variability
    * Household heterogeneity

Sampling design

    * Sampling unit
    * Sampling design
    * Sampling weights
    * Stratification
    * Multi-stage sampling

Distributive analysis: The general setting

    * The quantile
    * The poverty gap
    * The FGT indices
    * The Lorenz curves
    * The Gini index of inequality

Distributive analysis and statistical inferences

    * The Sampling error
    * The asymptotic distribution of the distributive indices
    * The hypothesis testing
    * The confidence interval

Poverty changes

    * Poverty and inequality
    * Inequality and growth
    * Growth and redistribution
    * Sectoral decomposition

Pro-poor growth

    * Concepts
    * Comparing distributions
    * Pro-poor indices
    * Second-order pro-poorness
    * Inequality

Transient and chronic poverty

    * Approaches
    * Notation
    * JR decomposition
    * DAG decomposition




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