Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Poverty in Nepal

Different measures have different estimates. The NLSS I and NLSS II have the following estimates.

Meanwhile, MPI and the WB have the following estimates:

Additionally, the ADB has its own estimate of poverty and draws a poverty line at $1.35 a day. For Nepal, with the new ADB estimates, the percentage of population living in poverty is higher than under $1.25 a day. Under $1.35 a day estimate 59.5% of the population live in poverty, while under the WB’s estimate 24.7% live below the $1.25 a day line and under $2 a day 64.3% of the population live in poverty.

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