This project aimed to look at the relationships between growth and poverty in India and Bangladesh in the 1990s. The overall conclusion is that methods of poverty assessment widely used or proposed for developing country practice will not generally produce comparable poverty measures (i.e. aggregates such as head counts, poverty gap or poverty gap squared that are based on poverty lines that reflect the same standard of living) and are likely to be unreliable guides to policy. Differences in methods used to assess poverty in developed countries for policy purposes and those advocated for developing countries are discussed.
Growth and Poverty in India and Bangladesh in the 1990’s: What are the linkages? A disaggregated analysis. Summary and Final Report R8256.