Impact assessment

Measuring the poverty impact of ACIAR projects: a broad framework

Date released
23 October 2002
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David Pearce


This report sets out some broad ideas about how poverty evaluation could be conducted for ACIAR research projects. As with good benefit-cost analysis, there are good practices that need to be observed when undertaking poverty analysis. While poverty is a broad concept, and can be addressed through many means, these need to be grounded in some common understanding of the economics of poverty. The report begins by reviewing some basic notions of poverty and then goes on to discuss in principle the ways that agricultural research could influence poverty.