Fast Facts: Poverty Analysis and Monitoring

Published on 03 Mar 2011
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Poverty and Social Impact Analysis helps governments to understand the impact their policy decisions have on the poor, as well as to anticipate the negative consequences of such policies and allow those most affected by policy choices to be heard. Yet, many developing countries currently lack consistent, reliable and timely data on poverty and inequality.

 

UNDP works to address this gap, helping developing countries to establish comprehensive poverty monitoring systems and to ensure that data is used effectively to inform sound policy-making actions that will reduce poverty and advance human development.

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