HarvestChoice 2005 Poverty Headcount Ratio at Below '05 PPP $2.00/day (percent)

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HarvestChoice 2005 Poverty Headcount Ratio 

HarvestChoice is a research initiative which generates information to help guide strategic investments in agriculture aimed at improving the well‐being of poor people in Sub-Saharan Africa through more productive and profitable farming. The initiative is coordinated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University of Minnesota and is supported by a grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sub-national poverty headcount ratios derived from 23 nationally representative household surveys and population census information conducted in various years. Rates are for the $2/day (extreme poverty) expressed in 2005 international equivalent purchasing power parity (PPP) dollars. Rates are in percentages of total population (aggregation type: WGHTD).

Visit http://labs.harvestchoice.org/readme_poverty/ for additional documentation.

Source / Citation: 
Multiple national household surveys; PovcalNet; The World Bank; and Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). 2011 
First released on: 
1 Jan, 2011 
Last version on: 
1 Jan, 2011 
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Data available for download in CSV format. Spatial data layer may be explored using MAPPR and downloaded in geoTIFF and ASCII raster formats.