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|Title:||Quantifying the qualitative: Eliciting expert input to develop the Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool|
|Authors:||COHEN Alasdair; SAISANA Michaela|
|Citation:||JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES vol. 50 no. 1 p. 35-50|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||This article discusses techniques and lessons learned from the participatory development of the Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool (MPAT) in China and India in order to contribute to the growing literature on expert elicitation for indicator development. The core of the articles discusses the use of expert elicitation to inform MPAT’s household and village survey construction, survey response valuation and the weighting scheme design. Analyses of expert inputs were also employed to explore alternative valuation and aggregation approaches. The article concludes with a word on the potential pitfalls of ‘expertise’ in development, a discussion of why MPAT is not aggregated into an index, and a word on using MPAT results to set local-level poverty lines.|
|JRC Directorate:||Joint Research Centre Corporate Activities|
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