The OECD holds a roundtable competition and poverty reduction

Executive summary, by the Secretariat * 1. Considering the discussion at the Forum, the delegates’ written submissions, and the Secretariat’s background paper, several key points emerge: 1. Poverty is multidimensional, not defined solely by incomes below an arbitrary level 2. Simple measures of poverty such as the number of people living below a poverty line, whether expressed in terms relative to median incomes or as an absolute benchmark like US$1.25 per day, are misleading. Such measures provide no information about how far below the line the poor are on average. 3. Beyond very low (or no) monetary incomes, absolute poverty entails lack of access to indispensable social services such as medical treatment and education, and adequate food, shelter and communication. Choices and

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable competition and poverty reduction, 28 February 2013, e-Competitions February 2013, Art. N° 85599

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