18 Aug 2015
Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP); Author: Ojijo Odhiambo
This brief argues that rapid economic growth and relatively high income per capita can hide a high incidence of poverty, inequalities in income distribution, and low standards of living inside a country or region. Analysis of head count at the sub-national level provides policy and decision makers with the evidence on which to base long-term policy and programmatic decisions targeting specific geographic areas. Counter-measures are best implemented around pro-poor policy approaches to programmes and projects, capacity development, government support and service delivery, in order to close widening interregional poverty headcount disparities.