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Practices of Poverty Measurement and Poverty Profile of Nepal

dc.contributor.authorDevendra Chhetry
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews the poverty measuring practices, available measures of poverty, and economic growth figures of Nepal. The currently available three poverty rates for fiscal years 1976/77, 1984/85, and 1995/96 are found to be not comparable mainly due to change in methodology over time. Despite such methodological changes, the three poverty rates average around 40 percent. Nepal has experienced relatively high economic growth during the Seventh (1985/86 to 1989/90) and the Eighth (1992/93 to 1996/97) Plan periods with no strong evidences of poverty reduction. This incompatible result is partially explained by comparing growth of the agricultural sector with the role of the sector in providing employment and income generation at the household level, and by comparing social indicators particularly literacy rate with the growth of the nonagricultural sector. Large discrepancies have been observed between the microeconomic (per capita household income/consumption) and macroeconomic (per capita GDP/private consumption) indicators, suggesting weak linkages between macro and micro economic development.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titlePractices of Poverty Measurement and Poverty Profile of Nepal
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertPoverty Analysis
dc.subject.expertParticipatory Poverty Assessment
dc.subject.expertPoverty Reduction Strategy
dc.subject.expertExtreme Poverty
dc.subject.expertEconomic development
dc.subject.expertGrowth And Poverty
dc.subject.adbIncome Distribution
dc.subject.adbDemographic Indicators
dc.subject.adbSocial Justice
dc.subject.adbPrice stabilization
dc.subject.adbFood prices
dc.subject.adbPrice policy
dc.subject.naturalSocial change
dc.subject.naturalSocial accounting
dc.subject.naturalInequality of income
dc.subject.naturalEconomic growth
dc.subject.naturalQualilty of Life
dc.subject.naturalOpen price system
dc.subject.naturalPrice fixing
dc.subject.naturalPrice regulation
dc.subject.naturalConsumer price indexes
dc.title.seriesERD Working Paper Series
dc.title.volumeNo. 57
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.authorChhetry, Devendra

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