Determining BPL Status: Some Methodological Improvements

In this recording Suman Seth, OPHI Research Officer, introduces ‘Determining BPL Status: Some Methodological Improvements’ a paper, co-authored with Sabina Alkire. His talk focuses on the method for identifying Below the Poverty Line households in rural India, and argues that mistargeting is significantly influenced by the
measurement methodology, not only by corruption as has been supposed.