Towards Better Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in Arab Countries: A Proposed Pan-Arab Multipurpose Survey Skip to main content

Towards Better Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in Arab Countries: A Proposed Pan-Arab Multipurpose Survey

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E/ESCWA/SD/2014/WP.1
Issued in: 
2014

This paper critically assesses the measurement methods of poverty and inequality indicators based on international and national methodologies as well as the data generation mechanisms across Arab countries.
 
It applies a uniform approach in measurement and data production. In this context, a pan Arab Multi-Purpose Survey (PAMPS) can serve as an effective tool to produce harmonized data across countries, compute multi-dimensional poverty and monitor the progress of many of the proposed SDGs related to human poverty.