This background paper discusses the use of data from 99 different household surveys to create statistics for the P20 Initiative. It highlights some of the difficulties encountered, including a lack of data for some countries, variations in language, and surveys that did not systematically include questions about income or consumption, making it hard to quantify economic wellbeing. It also explains the methods developed to decode the data to draw useful conclusions from it. Lastly, the paper explores several methods for measuring poverty and shows how they can lead to drastically different results.
Coding the P20 – How we developed and coded the P20 Initiative
This paper discusses the data used in the P20 Initiative, highlighting its origins, what difficulties were encountered, and the methods used to analyse it.
Uganda disaster risk reduction budget tracking: what are the key areas of investment?
This report assesses investment in Uganda disaster risk reduction programmes, presenting a risk-sensitive review of budgets from 2016/17 to 2018/19.
Kenya’s 2019/20 budget and the big four agenda: a pro poor analysis
We present a detailed analysis of the Kenya budget for the 2019/20 financial year and how it might impact the poorest people.
Is the 2019/20 Uganda budget pro‑poor?
This paper analyses the Uganda budget for the 2019/20 financial year, focusing on allocations to health, education, agriculture and social protection.