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Poverty and Social Impact Analysis

Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) is the analysis of the distributional impact of policy reforms on the welfare of different stakeholder groups, with a particular focus on the poor and vulnerable. PSIA has an important role in the elaboration and implementation of poverty reduction strategies in developing countries, promoting evidence-based policy choices and fostering debate on policy reform options.

PSIA is a systematic analytic approach rather than a separate product, starting with the ex-ante analysis of expected poverty
and social impacts of policy reforms and monitoring results
during implementation. PSIA helps to:


More Information
JOINT PREM-SDV WEBSITE ON PSIA
CONDUCTING PSIA
TOOLS AND METHODS FOR PSIA
SECTOR GUIDANCE
PSIA EXAMPLES FROM COUNTRIES
EXTERNAL RELATIONS
  1. Analyze the link between policy reforms and their poverty and social impacts;
  2. Consider trade-offs among reforms on the basis of their distributional impacts;
  3. Enhance the positive impacts of reforms and minimize their adverse impacts;
  4. Design mitigating measures and risk management systems;
  5. Build country ownership and capacity for analysis.

Social Development Department (SDV) and the Poverty Reduction & Economic Management unit (PREM) host the Bank’s central website on Poverty and Social Impact Analysis.





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