Poverty Maps of Bangladesh 2010: Key Findings

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Abstract

Poverty mapping is a statistical exercise to estimate the incidence of poverty at sub-national levels to enable the government, civil society organizations, and development partners to accurately identify locations with a relatively higher concentration of poor people. The current poverty mapping exercise was initiated in September 2012 by the Bangladesh bureau of statistics (BBS), the World Bank, and the World food program (WFP) to produce reliable poverty estimates for key subnational administrative units (zila and upazila) using data from both the 2010 household income and expenditure survey (HIES) and the 2011 population census. Poverty mapping is a powerful tool for identifying and monitoring pockets of affluence and poverty across the country. The usefulness of poverty maps can be further reinforced by combining them with other geo-referenced databases such as maps of human development indicators, maps of natural disasters, and maps of the impending impacts of climate change.

Document type: Other
Publisher: The World Bank
Place of Publication: Dhaka
Date: 2010
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 4 September 2015
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: "Social services; association"
Controlled Subjects: Bangladesch, Armut, Geschichte 2010
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesch, Armut, Geschichte 2010 / Bangladesh, Poverty, History 2010
Subject (classification): Sociology
Countries/Regions: Bangladesh
Additional Information: © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/20425 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO
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