whp volume 14, issue 2, P4-11 2013 DOI: 10.12927/whp.2013.23270 View full text
Roy Carr-Hill

Abstract: The 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is fast approaching, but there is very little discussion of the validity of the indicators used to measure progress. In particular, there has been little attention given to the problems that arise when assessments of progress are based on household surveys. These are inappropriate for obtaining information about the poorest of the poor. Typically, they omit by design those not in households because they are homeless; those who are in in…

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