Sub-national Poverty and Extreme Poverty Prevalence
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Publishing Details

Map Type: 
Vector Map
Unit: 
share of total population
Publication Date: 
December, 2012
Publisher: 
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Years Covered: 
2005
Version: 
r12.12
Primary Contact: 
Carlo Azzarri

Abstract

Estimated poverty measures at '05 PPP $1.25/day and $2/day international poverty lines. These measures are now available for 24 countries in sub-Saharan Africa at the province or district level.

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The shapefile download contains the following attributes:

svyCode survey code
ISO3 ISO 3-letter country code
year survey year
svyL1Code region code (administrative unit, level-1 - used in survey micro-data)
svyL1Name region name (administrative unit, level-1 - used in survey micro-data)
prettyName region name, corrected
hc_poor1 poverty headcount ratio - below '05 PPP $1.25/day
hc_poor2 poverty headcount ratio - below '05 PPP $2/day
povgap_ppp1 poverty gap index - below '05 PPP $1.25/day
povgap_ppp2 poverty gap index - below '05 PPP $2/day
sevpov_ppp1 poverty severity index - below '05 PPP $1.25/day
sevpov_ppp2 poverty severity index - below '05 PPP $2/day
sd_poor1 standard deviation of poverty headcount - below '05 PPP $1.25/day
sd_poor2 standard deviation of poverty headcount - below '05 PPP $2/day
num_poor1 poverty headcount - below '05 PPP $1.25/day
num_poor2 poverty headcount - below '05 PPP $2/day
totpop population

 

Data Sources & Credits

Azzarri, C., Wood, S., G. Hyman, E. Barona, M. Bacou and Z. Guo. 2012. Sub-national Poverty Map for Sub-Saharan Africa at 2005 International Poverty Lines (r12.12). Available from http://harvestchoice.org/.

Data sources include Povcalnet, RIGA and national household surveys for 29 countries. Additional data and technical contributions from: Harold Coulombea, Quentin Wodona, Peter Lanjouwa, and Brian Blankespoora.

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Citation

HarvestChoice, 2012. "Sub-national Poverty and Extreme Poverty Prevalence." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at http://harvestchoice.org/node/4751.

Additional Attributes

Lowest Geographic Unit: Level-1 administrative units
Geographic Coverage: West Africa, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Format/Platform: Data available for download in ESRI Shapefile format.
Funding Agency: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Keywords: Africa, Households, Living Standards, Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), Poverty Line, Purchasing Power, Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), Sub-Saharan Africa