Readership: Academics and students of economics, particularly those interested in development economics and global poverty. Policymakers, policy advocates and NGOs.
Edited by Sudhir Anand, Professor of Economics, University of Oxford and Official Fellow of St Catherine's College, Paul Segal, Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and a Junior Research Fellow at New College, Oxford., and Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University
1: Sudhir Anand, Paul Segal, and Joseph E. Stiglitz: Introduction
Part I: Measuring Global Poverty
2: Martin Ravallion: The Debate on Globalization, Poverty and Inequality: Why Measurement Matters
3: Sanjay G. Reddy and Thomas Pogge: How Not to Count the Poor
3a: Martin Ravallion: A Reply to Reddy and Pogge
3b: Thomas Pogge: How Many Poor People Should There Be?
4: Surjit Bhalla: Raising the Standard: The War on Global Poverty
5: T. N. Srinivasan: Irrelevance of the $1-a-Day Poverty Line
6: Bettina Aten and Alan Heston: Use of Country Purchasing Power Parities for International Comparisons of Poverty Levels: Potential and Limitations
7: Angus Deaton: Measuring Poverty in a Growing World (or Measuring Growth in a Poor World)
8: Robert Johnston: Poverty or Income Distribution: Which Do We Want to Measure?
9: Ivo Havinga, Gisele Kamanou and Vu Quang Viet: A Note on the (Mis)Use of National Accounts for Estimation of Household Final Consumption Expenditures for Poverty Measures
10: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and David Stewart: Unequal Development in the 1990s: Growing Gaps in Human Capabilities
Part II: Regional and Country Studies
11: Albert Berry: Improving Measurement of Latin American Inequality and Poverty with an Eye to Equitable Growth Policy
12: Carl Riskin and Qin Gao: The Changing Nature of Urban Poverty in China
13: Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion: China is Poorer than We Thought, but No Less Successful in the Fight against Poverty
14: K. Sundaram and Suresh D .Tendulkar: Poverty Decline in India in the 1990s : A Reality and Not an Artifact
15: David E. Sahn and Stephen Younger: Living Standards in Africa