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How Not to Count the Poor!

A Reply to Reddy and Pogge

Martin Ravallion

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Reddy and Pogge (2002) claim that the World Bank has systematically underestimated the extent of poverty in the world in the 1990s, and overestimated its rate of decline. This note argues that their claims do not stand up to close inspection and that there are serious concerns about their proposed alternative method of counting the world’s poor.

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Martin Ravallion
Development Research Group
World Bank

Publication Information

Type Network Paper
Program Poverty
Posted 07/01/02
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