Levels of Poverty Measures and TSA

Ouchi, Mariko; Upadhyaya, Shyam
January 2006
Assessment of Social Assistance Scheme in the Kyrgyz Republic: I;2006, p25
Working Paper
The article discusses the levels of poverty measures and the Targeted Social Assistance (TSA) scheme in the Kyrgyz Republic. It is stated that the Law of Minimum Consumer Basket (MCB) is the basis for the determination of wage rate, pensions and social benefits. It is noted that the poverty line used in the statistics of Kyrgyzstan is lower than the consumer expenditure data. The Extreme Poverty Line (EPL) is calculated based on the minimal nutrition required to support life.


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