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A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity : Concepts, Data, and the Twin Goals

A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity : Concepts, Data, and the Twin Goals
A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity
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Concepts, Data, and the Twin Goals
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In 2013, the World Bank Group adopted two new goals to guide its work: ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. More specifically, the goals are to reduce extreme poverty in the world to less than 3 percent by 2030, and to foster income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population in each country. While poverty reduction has been a mainstay of the World Bank's mission for decades, the Bank has now set a specific goal and timetable, and for the first time, the Bank has explicitly included a goal linked to ensuring that growth is shared by all. The discussion until now has centered primarily on articulating the new goals. This report, the latest in World Bank's Policy Research Report series, goes beyond that and lays out their conceptual underpinnings, discusses their relative strengths and weaknesses by contrasting them with alternative indicators, and proposes empirical approaches and requirements to track progress towards the goals. The report makes clear that the challenges posed by the World Bank Group's new stance extend not just to the pursuit of these goals but, indeed, to their very definition and empirical content. The report also argues that an improved data infrastructure, consisting of many elements including the collection of more and better survey data, is critical to ensure that progress towards these goals can be measured, and policies to help achieve them can be identified and prioritized
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A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity : Concepts, Data, and the Twin Goals
  • "This Policy Research Report was prepared by the Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank by a team led by Dean Jolliffe and Peter Lanjouw"--Page xiii
  • 1.9 Poverty reduction in Thailand, 1981-2010
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  • Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Overview; Evidence as the foundation for policy design; Boxes; 0.1 Structure of the report; 0.2 Global poverty assessment since 1990; Figures; B0.2.1 Number of surveys in PovcalNet over time; Ending global poverty; 0.3 Why measure poverty in terms of income or consumption?; 0.1 Global poverty projections are sensitive to underlying growth assumptions; Boosting shared prosperity; 0.4 Frequently asked questions about the World Bank's shared prosperity goal; 0.2 The bottom 40 percent can encompass various income groups across countries
  • 0.5 Summary of the report's key recommendations notes; References; 1. Defining and Assessing the Goal of Ending Poverty by 2030; A brief overview of global poverty measurement; 1.1 Setting national poverty lines around the world; Assessment of the global poverty target; 1.1 Poverty in 2011 at 1.25 a day 2005 PPP; 1.1 Changing patterns of global poverty, 1981-2030; 1.2 Ending global poverty; 1.3 Alternative One: Projections based on countries' experiences over the past 20 years; 1.4 Alternative Two: Projections based on countries' experiences over the past 10 years; Maps
  • 1.1 Poverty headcount at 1.25 a day, 20111.2 Poverty headcount at 1.25 a day, 2030; 1.5 Alternative Three: What do household surveys say?; 1.6 Alternative Four: An aspirational scenario; 1.7 Actual and required growth rates in the 10 countries contributing most to poverty in 2011; 1.2 What does it take? Actual and required growth rates to achieve the aspirational scenario; Does the ending poverty target become more elusive when nearing success?; 1.8 Actual and required growth rates in the 10 countries that will remain as principal contributors to global poverty in 2030
  • 1.3 Poverty reduction in the developing world, global measures 1980-20101.4 The effect of growth on poverty under the assumption of unchanged inequality; 1.5 Declining sensitivity of poverty reduction would require ever increasing growth; 1.6 The trajectory of future poverty reduction may not be obviously linear; 1.3 Increased spatial concentration of poverty in Vietnam, 1999 and 2009; 1.7 Heterogeneous subnational growth in Vietnam leads to slower national poverty reduction; 1.8 Poverty reduction in countries that have already achieved zero extreme poverty, 1820-2000
  • Need for transformational policies 0.3 Shared prosperity has been correlated with average income growth; Alternative notions of poverty and shared prosperity; Challenges posed by uncertainty and downside risk; 0.4 The goals appear more difficult to attain in the context of uncertainty and downside risk; Monitoring poverty and shared prosperity; Complementary data for tracking poverty and shared prosperity across countries and over time; Tables; 0.1 Estimates of the percentage poor in 1993, based on three PPP indexes; Concerted effort is needed to improve measurement methods and data
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