This monograph is a publication of the project Improving Methods for Poverty and Food Insecurity Mapping and its Use at Country Level, which is jointly implemented by FAO, the UNEP-GRID-Arendal and CGIAR centres and funded by the Government of Norway. It was prepared in collaboration with the SDRN/GIS Unit of FAO.
The authors would like to thank Professor John R. Weeks for his extensive review of the paper. His comments helped to improve the manuscript significantly. The authors would also like to thank Ergin Ataman and Barbara Huddleston for their comments and Calogero Carletto for the data he provided. Special thanks are also due to Marina Zanetti and Mario Bloise of the GIS Unit of FAO for their help with the GIS mapping and analysis; to Julian Plummer for editing the manuscript and to Chiara Caproni for the graphics and page layout of the paper.