Many programs and projects in Myanmar are designed with the goal to benefit the worst-off. Are they able to live up to this commendable goal? Unfortunately, few are able to answer that question. The 2014 Myanmar Census offers an exceptional opportunity for implementers of programs and projects across all sectors to easily and at low cost assess the extent to which their intervention is reaching the worst-off. A tool in Excel will deal with all the calculations. You can access the tool and the accompanying instructions here
Download the description of the approach
Download the Excel tool
Download the Instructions Sheet for the Excel tool
[NOTE: this approach is based on an asset index, which is different from a money-metric measure such as aconsumption aggregate; both measures are likely to measure different things, or at least to be different proxies for the same underlying variable of interest.]
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