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International poverty estimates for countries in Africa commonly rely on national consumer price indexes to adjust trends in nominal consumption over time for changes in the cost of living. However, the consumer price index is subject to various types of measurement bias.

This document contains the Proceedings of the African Economic Conference 2015.

The National Buildings Organization (NBO) being the nodal office under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India for collection, collation, tabulation, interpretation and dissemination of statistical data regarding housing and slums in urban area, "Slums in India - A Statistical Compendium, 2015" is the latest

Over the last decade, poverty has declined substantially in India, driven largely by the country’s more recent rapid economic growth. Sadly, however, improvements in the nutritional status, particularly of children, have not kept pace.

There is a growing body of literature on the impact of climate change in Africa. Most studies have concentrated on the impact of climate change on crop and livestock productivity, while other studies have assessed adaptation to climate change.

Scientists estimate that anthropogenic climate change leads to increased surface temperature, sea-level rise, more frequent and significant extreme weather and climate events, among others. This study investigate how climate change can potentially change the vulnerability to poverty using a panel data set in Indonesia.

Economic conditions have stabilized in the Asia-Pacific region in the second half of 2016, as such stable economic conditions provide an opportunity to make progress on the productivity and inclusiveness fronts. However, despite recent stability, the likely impact of some risks for the near-term economic outlook should not be underestimated.

Do higher food prices help or hinder poverty reduction? Despite much debate, existing research has almost solely relied on simulation models to address this question. In this paper World Bank poverty estimates are used to systematically test the relationship between changes in poverty and exogenous changes in real domestic food prices.

There will be a modest increase in GDP growth in 2016 for countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region.

There will be a modest increase in GDP growth in 2016 for countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region.