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ICTs and decision-making: findings from the Poverty Assessor

Heffernan, C. and Yu, J. (2010) ICTs and decision-making: findings from the Poverty Assessor. Development in Practice, 20 (2). pp. 287-296. ISSN 1364-9213

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1080/09614520903566491

Abstract/Summary

Pro-poor decision making depends on an understanding of the complexities and interrelationships between household livelihood, demographic, and economic factors. This article describes the design and implementation of the Poverty Assessor, a software programme to assist practitioners, policy makers, and researchers in visualising the direct impacts on poverty of specific livelihood factors and events among populations living in poverty. The software enables users to upload their own data and profile households in relation to the national poverty line, by selecting from a range of demographic and livelihood indicators. The authors present findings from the programme, using a dataset from Bolivia.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Livelihoods Research
ID Code:16003
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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