Why is it important to measure poverty? If poverty were not measured, it would be challenging to target interventions that aim to reduce or alleviate poverty. It is also crucial to monitor and evaluate projects and policy interventions that are geared towards the poor as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of institutions whose goal is to help the poor. [Worldbank, Poverty Manual, 2005]
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