ADePT Poverty

Every year the World Bank produces up to 15 poverty assessments. Almost every poverty assessment entails significant time and resources devoted to the production of a reasonably standard set of tables and graphs with basic poverty and inequality statistics. The ADePT software is designed to simplify and speed up this work so users can free up resources for other activities, including drawing policy implications from the empirical evidence. It also helps to minimize human errors and to introduce new techniques and methods of applied economic analysis to a wide audience of practitioners.

The current version of ADePT Poverty accepts both individual- and household-level data and generates about 30 tables and 7 graphs on poverty, inequality, decompositions of poverty changes, poverty profiles by socio-demographic categories, consumption regressions, poverty simulations and sensitivity analysis. More tables and graphs will be added to the program and existing ones will be modified.

ADePT can be used as a tool for sensitivity analysis, data checking, and learning. The program should also be helpful in a situation of limited access to the micro data. By producing a standard set of tables and graphs the program allows standardizing of poverty statistics among countries, opening the possibilities for research on intra-country poverty comparisons.


Input Data (Stata 9.2 dataset format)

  • Using example dataset with ADePT Poverty Module
  • adept_2002.dta
  • adept_2003.dta
  • adept_2007.dta
  • all data as a single archive
  • project_poverty.ini

Output reports

  • Output of ADePT Poverty module, pdf
  • Output of ADePT Poverty module, xls