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The second one version of this booklet information how one can comprise the terrible utilizing the Participatory Poverty review (PPA) procedure. this system was once constructed via the area financial institution in partnerships with NGOs, govt, and educational associations and has been applied in over 60 nations around the world over the last decade. Participatory Poverty checks are highlighting the possibly major position the terrible can play in reading poverty, constructing interventions for poverty relief, and comparing the impression of initiatives and regulations. This booklet additionally attracts on new PPA case examples.

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As of July 1998, 99 poverty assessments had been completed (see Annex 3). A majority (55 percent) of these were based on statistical assessments without participatory surveys. Each poverty assessment draws a poverty line based on the level of income or consumption associated with the minimum acceptable level of nutrition and other necessities of everyday life. People are considered poor if their income falls below this line (World Bank 1991). Poverty assessments generally include an analysis of the depth and severity of poverty and are increasingly using multiple poverty lines.

PPA Impact by Link to Poverty Assessment 35 Figure 5. PPA Impact by World Bank and Government Ownership 35 Figure 6. PPA Impact by Level of Policymaker Involvement 36 Figure 7. Information Filters and Biases: Case Study of the PPA in Zambia 63 Box 1. Background to the World Bank's Participatory Poverty Assessment 4 Box 2. Participatory Poverty Monitoring in Zambia 9 Box 3. World Bank Participatory Poverty Assessments: Status Report 16 Box 4. Examples of Planned PPAs 17 Box 5. Examples of Explanations Provided by PPAs 24 Box 7.

Traditional survey data can be used to count, compare, and predict. The strength of the PPA is not in counting but rather in understanding hidden dimensions of poverty and analyzing causality and processes by which people fall into and get out of poverty. Participatory research is undertaken by facilitators using a diverse set of participatory tools determined by the research agenda and local context. Enabling the poor to participate leads to a reversal in the relationship between the community and the outsider that is implicit in traditional surveys.

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