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March 2021 PovcalNet Update: What’s New

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2021-03
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2021-03
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Arayavechkit, Tanida
Barreto Herrera, Karen Y.
Belghith, Nadia Belhaj Hassine
Castaneda Aguilar, R. Andres
Fujs, Tony H.M.J.
Dewina, Reno
Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina
Edochie, Ifeanyi N.
Abstract
The March 2021 update to PovcalNet involves several changes to the data underlying the global poverty estimates. Some welfare aggregates have been changed for improved harmonization, and the CPI, national accounts, and population input data have been updated. This document explains these changes in detail and the reasoning behind them. In addition to the changes listed here, a large number of new country-years have been added, resulting in a total number of surveys of more than 1,900. Moreover, this update includes important revisions to the historical survey data and for the first time, poverty estimates based on imputed consumption data.
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Arayavechkit, Tanida; Atamanov, Aziz; Barreto Herrera, Karen Y.; Belghith, Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Castaneda Aguilar, R. Andres; Fujs, Tony H.M.J.; Dewina, Reno; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina; Edochie, Ifeanyi N.; Jolliffe, Dean; Lakner, Christoph; Mahler, Daniel; Montes, Jose; Moreno Herrera, Laura L.; Mungai, Rose; Newhouse, David; Nguyen, Minh C.; Sanchez Castro, Diana M.; Schoch, Marta; Sharma, Dhiraj; Simler, Kenneth; Swinkels, Rob; Takamatsu, Shinya; Uochi, Ikuko; Viveros Mendoza, Martha C.; Yonzan, Nishant; Yoshida, Nobuo; Wu, Haoyu. 2021. March 2021 PovcalNet Update: What’s New. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/35340 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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