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Equivalence Scales: Objective Methods. EASYPol Series 034

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates how to use objective methods to derive Equivalence scales. The focus will be on the Engel method, on the Rothbarth method and on the Utility-based methods. [...]

Tool

Equivalence Scales. Subjective Methods. EASYPol Series 033

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates how to use subjective methods to derive equivalence scales. Different methods exist, but the focus will be on parametric methods. These methods are based on the [...]

Tool

Equivalence Scales. General Aspects. EASYPol Series 032

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates how inequality and poverty analysis may be carried out when the income distribution is defined over households (i.e. household incomes) and not over individuals (i.e. individual [...]

Guideline

Decentralization of Agricultural Services. Decentralization of Input Supply and Marketing Services. EASYPol Series 015

Published: 2005
This paper examines the main characteristics of agricultural inputs and marketing services, including factors affecting demand and supply for major categories of services, namely fertilizers and chemicals, seeds and planting [...]

Guideline

Decentralization of Agricultural Services: Decentralization of Rural Financial Services. EASYPol Series 014

Published: 2005
This paper first examines the characteristics of rural financial services, including demand and supply factors in rural financial markets. It draws attention to past failures of centralized and directed rural [...]

Issue Paper

Decentralization and Agricultural Development: Decentralization of Agricultural Services. EASYPol Series 013

Published: 2005
This issue paper provides an overview of “Decentralization of Agricultural Services”. It first explains the range and importance of agricultural services; the traditional role that governments had assumed in their [...]

Issue Paper

Decentralized Development in Agriculture. An Overview. EASYPol Series 012

Published: 2005
This issue paper provides an overview of “Decentralized development in agriculture”. It explains what decentralization is about, including who is involved and the various forms and dimensions of the process. There are [...]

Tool

Impacts of Policies on Poverty: Generalised Poverty Gap Measures. EASYPol Series 010

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates advanced ways to measure poverty. It belongs to a set of EASYPol modules that discuss how to measure poverty according to different perspectives. In particular, this module will [...]

Tool

Impacts of Policies on Poverty. Distributional Poverty Gap Measures. EASYPol Series 009

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates advanced ways to measure poverty. It belongs to a set of modules that discuss how to measure poverty according to different perspectives. In particular, this module will deal [...]

Tool

Impacts of Policies on Poverty: Axioms for Poverty Measurement. EASYPol Series 008

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates on what basis a poverty index should be chosen. In particular, it discusses the desirable properties that a poverty index should respect. These desirable properties are [...]