Economics at your fingertips  

Rapid Consumption Method and Poverty and Inequality Estimation in South Sudan revisited

Shinya Takamatsu, Nobuo Yoshida, Rakesh Ramasubbaiah and Freeha Fatima

No 18, Global Poverty Monitoring Technical Note Series from The World Bank

Abstract: This paper presents updated poverty and inequality estimates from the South Sudan High Frequency Survey (HFS) consumption data. The HFS uses the Rapid Consumption Methodology (RCM), which skips part of consumption module, to save interview time due to the volatile security situation. The previous methodology adopted the Multivariate Normal Regression (MI-MVN) method to impute the skipped consumption data, but it produced improper consumption data like negative total consumption values for some households. Instead, the new methodology uses the Two-Part multiple imputation (MI) method, and improved the reliability of imputed consumption data, although there is still room for improvement. In addition, the new methodology adopts the latest consumer price index (CPI) and purchasing power parities (PPPs). Lastly, this paper updates the inequality estimates, which the previous method overestimated. As a result of all the above adjustments, South Sudan’s national poverty headcount rate in 2016-17 is 76.4 percent, which is 5.6 percentage points lower than the previous estimate of 82 percent. Inequality, as measured by the national Gini coefficient, is 44.1 percent, around 3 percentage points higher than the previous estimate of 41.0 percent.

Pages: 47 pages
Date: 2021-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dev
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) ... outh-sudan-revisited (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Global Poverty Monitoring Technical Note Series from The World Bank 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20433. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Roula I. Yazigi ().

Page updated 2023-05-25
Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbgpmt:18