Workshop in Poverty Analysis: Concepts and Applications of ADePT Software

Pretoria, South Africa

Inviting the same participants as the February 2010 workshop in Nairobi, the World Bank-CMAAE team organized an advanced three-day exercise to examine an application of the concepts covered in the previous workshop. The focus was on the use of ADePT automated software for poverty analysis, and topics included both technical examples as well as the underlying theory. The workshop was led by Sergiy Radyakin, one of the primary developers of the ADePT software at the World Bank, and specific items covered include poverty measures and their properties; poverty decompositions into the effects of growth and redistribution; sectoral gains and population shifts; poverty lines (including the absolute, relative and subjective poverty lines); the relationship between poverty and inequality; and the sensitivity of different poverty measures to inequality.