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Locating the Poor: Spatially Disaggregated Poverty Maps for Sri Lanka

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Amarasinghe, Upali A.; Samad, Madar; Anputhas, Markandu
Date: 2005
Agency: International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Series: IWMI Research Report no. 96
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3850
Sector: Social Organization
Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): poverty
water management
Abstract: "The present study is a subnational poverty mapping analysis based on secondary data of the Population and Agriculture Census and Consumption and Expenditure Survey of Sri Lanka. The results show a good overview of the spatial variation of poverty at finer resolution than what is currently available at the district level. The study shows that finer-resolution poverty maps can be used to identify where the poor live and analyze and underlie location-specific causes of poverty more effectively than from aggregate statistics."

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