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This e-book deals a serious research on making use of a common knowing of poverty and indicates methods ahead for poverty aid for constructing international locations in a post-2015 period. Taking particular country-contexts into consideration, the writer argues that nationwide poverty strains can be the benchmark for destiny anti-poverty guidelines.
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Extra resources for Dollarisation of Poverty: Rethinking Poverty Beyond 2015
Few points are worth noting here. First, there is a historical trend of counting global poverty based on income/consumption particularly using the US dollar benchmarks. Second, such estimates do not seem to be ‘accurate’ – as almost every time these have been subject to substantial changes by the people themselves who in fact led the measurement process after receiving strong criticism. Third, despite such endeavours receiving widespread criticisms, the process has never stopped. This chapter details the process of global poverty count through an international poverty line (IPL) – a line that has been set based on the principle of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) value of US dollar.
Now that the process of determining an international poverty line is explained (highlighting the possible aspects of data manipulation and problems of ‘statistics on steroids’), I would like to come back to the point, despite all these scepticisms why such an international poverty line was set? 3 Dollarisation of poverty Conceptualising poverty through the $1 a day formula may appear to be simple, catchy and popularr (possibly with good intentions of creating mass awareness and to have some impact with it).
2010; Nelson, 2007; Fukuda-Parr and Hulme, 2009). The main focus of this book/chapter is the first goal of MDGs which is Goal-1. 25 (PPP) per day; poverty gap ratio; share of poorest quintile in national consumption. B: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people. 25 (PPP) per day; proportion of own-account and contributing family workers in total employment. C: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger. Indicators for this target are: prevalence of underweight children under-five years of age; proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption.