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Poverty Assessments

Poverty Assessments (PA) are key instruments of the World Bank's poverty reduction strategy. They are designed to assess the extent and causes of poverty in a given country and to propose a strategy to ameliorate its effects. PAs review levels and changes over time and across regions in poverty indicators, assess the impact of growth and public actions on poverty and inequality, and review the adequacy of a country's poverty monitoring and evaluation arrangements. PAs generally feed into country-owned processes to develop strategies to reduce poverty, help build in-country capacity, and support joint work.

Poverty Assessment reports are available for the following regions:

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