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Santo Domingo.- The incidence of poverty in Dominican Republic fell from 49.4% in 2004 to 39.9% during 2010-2011, compared with the around 34% under the previous method of IDB-World Bank and 41.4% with the system of the Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean ECLAC, according to a new methodology disclosed in the National Palace Tuesday night.

The investigation found that 9% of the population is under abject poverty, compared with 15.4% in 2004.

The official figures were part of the new methodology presented by the Economy Ministry, National Statistics Office (NSO), Central Bank, ECLAC and the World Bank last night, created by local agencies with international support, to establish Dominican Republic’s poverty rates.

Economy Minister Temistocles Montas said Dominican Republic didn’t have a set of uniform rules to measure poverty levels, which resulted in a number of figures which he affirms often confused the population. "This approach will allow a better design of policies to fight poverty."

For his part ONE director Pablo Tactuk said the new approach eliminates the multiplicity of figures in terms of the country’s poverty rate.

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10 comment(s)
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 1 Aug 2012 10:32 AM
From: Dominican Republic
A bit misleading to say it fell. It is the same as it ever was...simply a different method of measuring it.

The neat thing about can manipulate them to whatever you wish!
Written by: originalmrb, 1 Aug 2012 11:00 AM
From: Canada, Have a glitche in my account. Takes me a while to respond. DT staff is working on it.
LOL.... Thanks Mike. You just saved me a load of keystrokes. 10 points amigo!

One can't help but think "optics" when data like this is put forward.
Written by: juanb, 1 Aug 2012 11:05 AM
From: Dominican Republic

Typical governement BS.
Written by: josean This user is banned, 1 Aug 2012 11:44 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!


Now this contradicts the article above:

“Poverty is higher measured with more efficient method”

“SANTO DOMIGO (R. Dominicana).- La indigencia ataca a 10.4% de la población dominicana mientras que la pobreza total se sitúa en 40.8%, afirmaron las autoridades económicas del país, que revelaron este martes una nueva metodología de medición de este indicador.”

“De acuerdo al ministro de Economía, Temístocles Montás, la aplicación de la nueva forma de medición plantea un aumento de la pobreza con relación a las cifras que aportaba el modelo anterior.”

“La pobreza es más elevada medida con método más eficiente”

Could you please verify which one is correct?

Thank you!

Written by: Concatchero, 1 Aug 2012 11:58 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Thank you to the "40 year loan" from the generous Koreans!!!

Written by: Escott, 1 Aug 2012 3:13 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera and Sosua a 2 days a month for payday
Yeah thanks Koreans for putting out country down a more slippery slope we won't be able to climb out of. Just like Hugo got his pound of flesh!
Written by: stillhere, 1 Aug 2012 9:09 PM
From: Dominican Republic

So they didn't like the numbers from the international studies?
Wow really? Who would of thunk it?
Written by: jhcl2012, 2 Aug 2012 10:58 AM
From: United States, PA - Mas pa'lante, ¡Manos a la obra!
2000-2004 vs 2004-2012:
Veamos que dicen fuentes internacionales...


Para remisión:
Written by: elanonimo This user is banned, 2 Aug 2012 11:01 AM
From: Iceland, Haitians out of DR.
"typical gov't BS" how the hell you k now is bs ? are you some kind of statistics agent or something ?

lol some people crack me up here.
Written by: jasfalon, 6 Aug 2012 8:03 AM
From: United States
BS number manipulation. The number of people in poverty has increased in RD, and the number will continue to increase.
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