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Type Report
Title The many faces of deprivation: a multidimensional approach to poverty in Armenia
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
URL http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/655651504248170530/pdf/119327-WP-PUBLIC-31-8-2017-17-30-45​-POVWPS.pdf
Abstract
This note describes a new measure of multidimensional poverty developed for Armenia. In
2013, the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia and the World Bank began
work on a national measure of multidimensional poverty to supplement the consumption
poverty indicator. This measure, which was identified through consultations with many
stakeholders in Armenia, reflects deprivations specific to Armenia in the areas of education,
health, labor, housing conditions, and basic needs. The approach offers insights into the
complexity, depth, and persistence of poverty in the country; tailoring it specifically to the
country context enhances its relevance for policy. This note uses the new measure to
describe national trends and regional patterns.

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