Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Redefining MCC's Candidate Pool: Evaluating Alternative Approaches to Measuring Distribution of Poverty

This report grapples with a central challenge in development: the growth in incomes in many poor countries in recent decades. This has had the positive effect of lifting many countries out of the lowest income categories. But many poor people still live in those countries. Aid agencies, like the Millennium Challenge Corporation, have to reconsider what it means to fund poverty reduction under these new circumstances. This report is the second in a series completed by the La Follette School that considers new ways of measuring poverty. The analysis uses simulations to identify which countries would still be considered eligible for funding under each approach.

Policy Brief.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in International Public Affairs, PA 860, taught by Donald Moynihan, Spring 2016
  • Author(s): Tianhui DiLuzio, Yoona Kim, Xin Nong, Fei Wang
  • Client Name: Millennium Challenge Corporation