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Type Working Paper - Report to Grameen Foundation
Title A Simple Poverty Scorecard for Bolivia
Volume 27
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
URL http://www.microfinance.com/English/Papers/Scoring_Poverty_Bolivia_EN_2007.pdf
This study uses Bolivia’s 2007 Household Survey to construct an easy-to-use scorecard that estimates the likelihood that a household has income 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 Bolivia to monitor poverty rates, to track changes in poverty rates over time, and to target services.

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