In developing countries, poverty is generally measured in terms of expenditure on food and the expenditure on non-food needs is based on what households whose expenditures should be sufficient to meet their food needs spend on non-food. Since, non-food expenditure in urban areas is likely to be higher this method is likely to under report poverty in the urban areas. Thus, this study explores measuring poverty in urban areas using multiple dimensions.
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Sri Lankan think-tank promoting a better understanding of poverty-related development issues. CEPA believes that poverty is an injustice that should be overcome and that overcoming poverty involves changing policies and practices nationally and internationally, as well as working with people in poverty.
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