Publication: Armenia : Geographic Distribution of Poverty and Inequality
This report is part of the Armenia Programmatic Poverty Assessment work. It is jointly produced by the National Statistics Service (NSS) of the Republic of Armenia and the World Bank. Armenia has achieved impressive economic growth and poverty reduction since the late 1990s. The country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown at an astounding annual rate of over 11 percent since 2002. The main objectives of Armenia poverty are: (i) to inform policy making at lower administrative levels by providing poverty and inequality rates at smaller geographic areas than it is currently possible with the available data sources; and (2) to build local capacity to develop and update poverty maps, particularly in the National Statistics Services of the Republic of Armenia (NSSA). The report is helping exploit the strengths of household survey and census population data. The country's GDP the measures of poverty and inequality to understand relative poverty in different geographic regions and communities. The results of poverty mapping do not adequately represent the poverty rates at the community level in rural areas, as most rural communities of Armenia tend to be small. The report focuses on the predictions of welfare at the rayon administration level, it also provide estimates for marzs as well as for the whole country to compare census based predictions with those estimates that are obtained directly from the 2004 Integrated Living Conditions Surveys (ILCS).
“World Bank. 2007. Armenia : Geographic Distribution of Poverty and Inequality. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7637 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”