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MEASURING AND MONITORING POVERTY IN ETHIOPIA Tassew Woldehanna Department of Economics Addis Ababa University Ethiopia

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Content Background Measuring Poverty Monitoring destitution: intermittent and between overviews Mixing Qualitative and quantitative ways to deal with neediness appraisal Concluding comments

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1. Foundation Formulation and assessment of PRSP is obliged by lacking ability to do studies, speedy and auspicious investigation and checking of destitution Ethiopian PRSP is named as Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction Program - SDPRP was set up in August 2002. Will manage till 2004/05 It is the primary arrangement report refereed by NGOs, provincial/state government, parliament, government services This must be overhauled consistently Hence assessment is required on the procedure of definition and observing of PRSP

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Background … SDPRP goal is to diminish destitution and guarantee nourishment security by means of financial aspects development to be accomplished by means of free market. SDPRP is based on four columns ADLI and sustenance security (FS) Justice frameworks and Civil administration change Decentralization and strengthening Capacity fabricating The principle center is on the ADLI procedure and nourishment security as a method for lessening destitution, yet the last three are intended to improve the adequacy of ADLI and FSS SDPRP accept - work is bounteous, and capital and area compels : work escalated innovation, land increasing advancements, capital sparing

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Background … SDPRP recognizes four master poor segments Water Agriculture and sustenance security Education Health Road There is an express spending plan and observing arrangement for this four segments

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Background: meeting … Consultations were done at Woreda/region/, local/state/, and elected levels 117 Woreda and 6000 individuals took part Consultations included high government authorities, sectoral departments, writers, religious pioneers, illustrative of giver groups, and expert affiliations and the business group Other discussions – peaceful advancement gathering – by state Civil association – EEA, FSS The conferences was done openly without government mediators (Joint IDA-IMF staff evaluation)

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Background: interview … But counsel was made to respond on government existed strategies as opposed to making new ones. clashing thoughts amid the meetings: e.g. b/n business group (professional urban) and Woreda/provincial level counsels (genius rustic) Is RSP a decent speculation of thoughts raised amid the interviews or just a rundown of sectoral projects? SDPRP has impact the spending allotment in 2003/04: nourishment security, professional poor divisions

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Background : foundation… . WMU of the MOFED is the fundamental unit in charge of the everyday business related to PRSP checking and usage WMS built up long time before the PRSP(1996) Revitalized amid SDPRP readiness WEM COM – neediness arranged part services led by pastor for MOFED Provide over all managing WEM TEC – Chaired by the Economic Policy and Planning Department of MOFED supply data specialized encourage to WMU

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Background : sources data… . Overview information – by CSA Administrative information – area services CSA is the principle information gathering power It has its own mid term arrangement and information accumulation and spread controls Recently the CSA has opened another division to handle studies specifically identified with neediness estimation: HICES and WMS, PPA

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Background : sources data… . Ability of CSA Split of populace enumeration office Good (long-run) Bad (short-term)

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2. Estimation of neediness SDPRP embraces WDR(200/01) meaning of destitution: absence of chances (material hardship) absence of capacities (low accomplishment in instruction and wellbeing, ailing health) Vulnerability (low level of security) voicelessness (and frailty While the first and the second are pretty much very much measured, the third measurement was not suitably measured. The fourth measurement was not measured by any stretch of the imagination

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Measurement of destitution Choice of meaning of neediness depends on specialists sentiment, not guided by the PRSP procedure Income measurement of neediness is measured in light of non-welfare approach (taking into account the use required to cover every day calorie prerequisite (2200 kcal/day/grown-up) and crucial non-nourishment things The destitution line in Ethiopia is 1075 Birr/grown-up in 1995/96 cost (??? USD)

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Measurement of… .

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Measurement of… . Foster, Greer and Thorbecke (1984) P  - measures of additively decomposable destitution measures is utilized Two primary information are utilized for measuring neediness: Household wage and utilization consumption Survey (HICES) Welfare Monitoring Survey (WMS)

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Measurement of… . HICES gives data on utilization of sustenance and non-nourishment thing, family consumption, installments, receipts and wage, and family qualities, for example, family sythesis, training and occupation. used to gauge the salary measurement of destitution.

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Measurement of… . Welfare Monitoring Survey (WMS) directed to evaluate the non-pay measurement of neediness, for example, instruction, wellbeing, hunger and powerlessness It gives broad data on access to training and wellbeing offices accomplishments in training, anthropometric measures, and hidden resource bases of poor people and the open door accessible to family units

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Measurement of… . Utilization (instead of pay) is utilized to quantify neediness lists Income is belittled in HICE study information: not as much as utilization use for around 70% of the example family units Saving negative (not genuine): difficult to gauge sparing Consumption use is gathered in light of Weekly review for nourishment, beverages and tobacco; and six months review for non-sustenance use Non-sustenance use incorporate sturdy utilization products

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Measurement of… . Given family units are poor and have restricted exchange, it is not hard to recollect Durable merchandise are incorporated as use (overestimates utilization) Fuel wood, water gathered from basic assets are attributed (consequently utilization reflect welfare) utilizing neighborhood costs Seasonality of nourishment accessibility is very much considered HH went by for 8 weeks (4 amid January/February – better sustenance accessibility) and 4 weeks amid June/July - less sustenance accessibility)

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Measurement of… . 252 sustenance things and 600 non-nourishment things Food things: beats; oil seeds; oats arrangements; bread and other arranged sustenances; meat; fish; drain, cheddar and egg; oils and fats; vegetables & natural products; flavors; potatoes and different tubers; espresso, tea and buck thistle leaves; salt, sugar and others; nourishment detracted from home and processing charges

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Measurement of… . Non-Food things: refreshments; cigarette and tobacco; attire and footwear; house rent, development materials, water, fuel and power; furniture, outfitting, family unit hardware; therapeutic consideration and wellbeing; transport and correspondence; diversion, amusement and training; individual care and impacts; and different non-sustenance merchandise

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Measurement of… . Genuine utilization (rather than wage) is utilized to quantify neediness lists Income is thought little of in HICE worldly value record Deflated by provincial value file Laspeyres value file: reason given-straightforward, straightforward and effectively disclosed to arrangement creators Calculated as far as grown-up comparable (sexual orientation and age based identical scale created by WHO)

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Measurement of: … .value information There are two wellsprings of value information in Ethiopia: Internal value information: CSA call it standard costs Independent value overview Internal value information: use/amount, yet CSA estimation of utilization use is … . Mirror the nearby condition and cost confronted by poor

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Measurement of: … .value information Independent value review – by CSA Conducted in chose markets (a blend of little and significant towns) utilizing value survey. The CSA reports the costs of sustenance and non-nourishment things for every zone and real towns in Ethiopia both quarterly and consistently. The issue with this sort of value data is that it is hard to match cost from the study (value report) with the use example of family units in the HICE overview

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Measurement of: … .value information The destitution investigation in the PRSP record utilized inner costs for all sustenance things and few non-nourishment things (refreshment, liquor, .. outer value (free value study) when inward value information are absent (for few nourishment things and for most non-sustenance things) in the HICE information

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Measurement of: … .value information The destitution figures are exceptionally devoured by government and non-administrative associations for their activities E.g. provincial spending appropriation utilizes a recipe for dispensing local spending endowment: populace (55%), neediness (10%), consumption need (20%) and income raising exertion (15%) However, it is just the head number file

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3. Observing neediness The experience of CSA - not over 10 years. The WM reviews has been led in 1995/96, 1997, 1998 and 1999/2000 and two HICES information were gathered in 1995/96 and 1999/2000. Henceforth HICES is a sub-test of WMS

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Monitoring neediness While WMS speaks to managerial zones, HICES speaks to country and urban locales and major urban ranges. In 1999/2000, the WMS gathered information from 25,917 families and HICES gathered information from 17,332 family units. Both reviews match for around 16,672 family units. This year both the WMS and HICES will be directed

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Monitoring destitution Apart from these overviews, there are different reviews that can be utilized for neediness checking. These studies incorporate work power review (1999), agrarian Sample Census (2002), and

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