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Poverty and Social Impact Analysis

We analyze the distributional impacts of public policies, with particular emphasis on the poor and vulnerable groups. This requires ex ante analysis of impacts ("predicting" impacts before the policy actually takes effect). This approach, is known as Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) and is one among several World Bank tools to generate evidence that can inform the dialogue, debate and decisions on policy choices. The Poverty and Social Impact Analysis work program is jointly managed by the Poverty Reduction and Equity Group in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network and the Social Analysis and Policy Team in the Social Development Department.
Blog: Collecting survey data via mobile phone in Southern Sudan — In November 2010, mobile phones were delivered to 1000 households in the 10 state capitals of Southern Sudan. Each month starting last December, Sudanese interviewers from a call center in Nairobi have phoned respondents on those phones to collect information on their economic situation, security, outlook, and other topics.

Last updated: 2011-03-08