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United Republic of Tanzania 1km Poverty

DATASET: Alpha version 2010 estimates of proportion of people per grid square living in poverty, as defined by the Multidimensional Poverty Index (http://www.ophi.org.uk/policy/multidimensional-poverty-index/), and $1.25 a day and $2 a day thresholds, and associated uncertainty metrics.

REGION: Africa

SPATIAL RESOLUTION: 0.00833333 decimal degrees (approx 1km at the equator)

PROJECTION: Geographic, WGS84

UNITS: Proportion of residents living in MPI-defined poverty (poverty dataset), and on $1.25 and $2 a day (poverty dataset); 95% credible interval (uncertainty dataset)

MAPPING APPROACH: Bayesian model-based geostatistics in combination with high resolution gridded spatial covariates applied to GPS-located household survey data on poverty from the DHS and/or LSMS programs.

FORMAT: Geotiff (zipped using 7-zip (open access tool): www.7-zip.org)

FILENAMES: Examples - nga10povcons125.tif = Nigeria (nga) consumption-based poverty map for 2010 showing proportion of residents living on less than $1.25 a day. nga10povcons125-uncert.tif = uncertainty dataset showing 95% credible intervals.

DATE OF PRODUCTION: January 2013


Region : Tanzania
DOI : 10.5258/SOTON/WP00290
Date of production : 2013-01-01
Recommended citation

Tatem AJ, Gething PW, Bhatt S, Weiss D and Pezzulo C (2013) Pilot high resolution poverty maps, University of Southampton/Oxford. DOI: 10.5258/SOTON/WP00290


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