The Many Faces of Deprivation: A Multidimensional Approach to Poverty in Armenia

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Diana Martirosova

National Statistical Service of Armenia

Osman Kaan Inan

World Bank

Moritz Meyer

The World Bank

Nistha Sinha

World Bank

Date Written: August 29, 2017

Abstract

This note describes a new measure of multidimensional poverty developed for Armenia. In 2013, the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia and the World Bank began work on a national measure of multidimensional poverty to supplement the consumption poverty indicator. This measure, which was identified through consultations with many stakeholders in Armenia, reflects deprivations specific to Armenia in the areas of education, health, labor, housing conditions, and basic needs. The approach offers insights into the complexity, depth, and persistence of poverty in the country; tailoring it specifically to the country context enhances its relevance for policy. This note uses the new measure to describe national trends and regional patterns.

Keywords: Poverty Lines, Poverty Diagnostics, Poverty Monitoring & Analysis, Poverty Impact Evaluation, Small Area Estimation Poverty Mapping, Urban Partnerships & Poverty, Poverty Assessment, Peri-Urban Communities

Suggested Citation

Martirosova, Diana and Inan, Osman Kaan and Meyer, Moritz and Sinha, Nistha, The Many Faces of Deprivation: A Multidimensional Approach to Poverty in Armenia (August 29, 2017). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8179. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3029860

Diana Martirosova (Contact Author)

National Statistical Service of Armenia

3 Government House
Yerevan, 0010
Armenia

Osman Kaan Inan

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Moritz Meyer

The World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Nistha Sinha

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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