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Towards Better Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in Arab Countries: A Proposed Pan-Arab Multipurpose Survey

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This paper critically assesses the measurement methods of poverty and inequality indicators based on international and national methodologies as well as the data generation mechanisms across Arab countries.
It applies a uniform approach in measurement and data production. In this context, a pan Arab Multi-Purpose Survey (PAMPS) can serve as an effective tool to produce harmonized data across countries, compute multi-dimensional poverty and monitor the progress of many of the proposed SDGs related to human poverty.