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Kernel Density Estimation Based on Grouped Data
			: The Case of Poverty Assessment

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Volume/Issue: 2008/183

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Camelia Minoiu , and Sanjay Reddy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870411.001

ISBN: 9781451870411

Keywords: kernel density estimation, grouped data, statistics, poverty line, survey, surveys, household surveys,

We analyze the performance of kernel density methods applied to grouped data to estimate poverty (as applied in Sala-i-Martin, 2006, QJE). Using Monte Carlo simulations and household surveys, we find that the techn...

Nicaragua
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper:  Joint Staff Advisory Note

Nicaragua : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2006/172

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451829266.002

ISBN: 9781451829266

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, macroeconomic framework, poverty reduction strategy paper, public investment, fiscal impact

Nicaragua's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper discusses several strategic policies for boosting medium-term economic growth. The role of the private sector as the main engine of growth through the stimulation of inv...

Nicaragua
			: Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Second Progress Report

Nicaragua : Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Second Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2004/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451829204.002

ISBN: 9781451829204

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, tax reform, fiscal decentralization, macroeconomic framework,

The current government has succeeded in reorienting economic policies after a series of shocks and an initial weak policy response. Revised real GDP growth targets are feasible with sustained prudent macroeconomic...