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A User’s Guide to Poverty and Social Impact Analysis

A User’s Guide to Poverty and Social Impact Analysis

Year of publication:
2003
This is a user guide for carrying out Poverty and Social impact analysis (PSIA) of policy reforms relevant to all sectors, including WASH. It also elaborates on the broad range of analytical tools and techniques that can be used for PSIA. It is intended for practitioners undertaking PSIA in developing countries.
Building block(s)
Institutional Arrangements
Planning Monitoring and Review
Crosscutting Areas
Scope
National
Subsector
Both urban and rural
Languages
English
French
Spanish
Russian
Organization responsible for the tool
World Bank
Detailed description of Tool

Poverty and social impact analysis (PSIA) involves the analysis of the distributional impact of policy reforms on the well-being of different stakeholder groups, with a particular focus on the poor and vulnerable. PSIA is a systematic analytic approach, not a separate product.

Created by the World Bank in 2002, this User's Guide introduces the main concepts underlying PSIA, presents key elements of good practice approaches to PSIA, and highlights some of the main constraints and operational principles for PSIA. It is intended for practitioners undertaking PSIA in developing countries. This User's Guide also highlights some of the key tools that practitioners may find useful to analyze poverty and social impacts of policy reforms.

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