Measuring consumption then and now – 20 years since Deaton and Zaidi

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World Bank

​Twenty years since the release of the impactful Guidelines for Constructing Consumption Aggregates for Welfare Analysis, authored by Nobel laureate Angus Deaton and World Bank Economist Salman Zaidi, a "reevaluation" report of the Deaton and Zaldi book was recently issued by the World Bank.  The meeting invites the authors for an overview of the new report and 2 countries in the region for a reflection on their national practice in measuring poverty and on how the new report could be helpful. More information about the publication is available at:


  • Opening: Rachael Beaven, Director, Statistics Division, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  • Moderator: Rinku Murgai, Practice Manager, East Asia and Pacific Region's Poverty and Equity Team. World Bank
  • Speakers:
    • Vecchi Giovanni and Giulia Mancini, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
    • Pakistan (tbd)
    • Michael Sharp, Economic Statistics and Microdata Specialist, Statistics for Development Division of the Pacific Community (SPC)
  • Q&A (10m)
  • Closing: Gero Carletto, co-Chair, Inter-Secretariat Working Group on Household Surveys; Manager, Data Production and Methods Unit, Development Data Group, World Bank