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Type Working Paper
Title A Simple Poverty Scorecard for Jordan
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
URL http://microfinance.com/English/Papers/Scoring_Poverty_Jordan_EN_2006.pdf
Abstract
This study uses Jordan’s 2006 Household In
come and Expenditure Survey to construct
an easy-to-use scorecard that estimates the
likelihood that a household has expenditure
below a given poverty line. The scorecard uses
ten simple indicators that field workers
can quickly collect and verify. Poverty scores
can be computed on paper in the field in
five to ten minutes. The scorecard’s accuracy
and precision are reported for a range of
poverty lines. The poverty scorecard is a practical way for pro-poor programs in Jordan
to measure poverty rates, to track changes
in poverty rates over time, and to target
services

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