The Tech Revolution That’s Changing How We Measure Poverty

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org on July 27, 2017.

The world has an ambitious goal to end extreme poverty by 2030. But, without good poverty data, it is impossible to know whether we are making progress, or whether programs and policies are reaching those who are the most in need.

 

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Issues of data collection and measurement | Impact Evaluations

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 About five years ago, soon after we started this blog, I wrote a blog post titled “Economists have experiments figured out. What’s next? (Hint: It’s Measurement)” Soon after the post, I had folks from IPA email me saying we should experiment with some important measurement issues, making use of IPA’s network of studies around the world. At the time, we made some effort to organize an initial workshop to discuss what we know and what we need to know, but things fizzled out. Fast forward to this Spring when IPA did send out an invitation for a workshop on measurement issues (attendees found out that this is actually the second of such workshops, the first of which took place in 1999, which was when Dean Karlan met Chris Udry for the first time: the two organized last week’s workshop at Yale).

Videos:Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016

We hope you were able to folow the events LIVE but if not we have the video. The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. The next conference will take place on June 20-21, 2016 at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “Data and Development.”

 

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016: Data and Development Economics
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The conference is being held in Washington, D.C. and starts on Monday, June 20th and ends Tuesday June 21st. Events will be made available on the World Bank Live website.

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Event Calendar 2016

2016 has begun and to better prepare you for doing business with the World Bank in the New Year we have listed the ”most relevant” events for the Dutch private sector below.

We understand that it may be difficult to attend the events in person but not to worry the majority of the events will be broadcast by live stream.

Please email us if you plan on attending and with any questions you may have.

Transforming Transportation 2016
January 14-15, 2016 Washington, DC
Deadline has passed, you will be able to stream event.
http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2015/12/14/transforming-transportation-2016

Improving Efficiency in Health
February 3-4, 2016 Washington, DC | Preston Auditorium, Main Complex, World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2016/02/03/improving-efficiency-in-health

Land and Poverty Conference 2016: Scaling up Responsible Land Governance
March 14-18, 2016 Washington, DC
http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2015/07/20/land-and-poverty-conference-2016-scaling-up-responsible-land-governance

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016: Data and Development
June 20-21, 2016 Washington, DC
http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2015/11/10/annual-bank-conference-on-development-economics-2016-data-and-development

7th Global Pension and Savings Conference
September 19-21, 2016 Washington, DC
http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2016/09/19/7th-global-pension-and-savings-conference

View all World Bank Events here: http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/all