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More extensive indicators of poverty line needed: Jakarta Post contributor

The writer says the income-poverty line must be accompanied by a multidimensional-poverty assessment.

Children sitting on a makeshift raft play in a river full of rubbish in a slum area of Jakarta on Sept 19, 2012. PHOTO: REUTERS
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JAKARTA - The World Bank last September revised its international poverty line to monitor the development of global poverty.

The update aims to better reflect the changes in consumption patterns globally by adopting the 2017 Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) announced in May this year. Therefore, a better cross-country poverty comparison could be conducted.

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