National Poverty Estimates 2018 19

PIDE Knowledge Brief May, 2020
Author: Nasir Iqbal
Publication Year : 2020

Poverty Reduction Is The Main Objective Of The Global Agenda For Sustainable Development. The Identification Of The Poor And The Evaluation Of The Extent Of Poverty Has Received Considerable Attention In The Design Of Cost- Effective Poverty Reduction Programs And Safety Nets. The Degree Of Poverty Should Be Estimated To Assess The Budgetary Needs, And To Evaluate The Social Safety Net Programs. Poverty Is One Of The Indicators Used To Determine The Respective Share Of Each Province In The Divisible Pool Of Federal Transfers To The Provinces Through The National Finance Commission (Nfc) Award. Thus, The Measurement Of Poverty Has Important Policy Implications.