Policy Papers


The assessment of poverty in Belarus for 2019

This paper estimates poverty in Belarus based on the cost of basic needs approach and using annual data of the Sample Household Survey on Living Standards from 2019. The results show that absolute poverty in the country for the previous year decreased from 23.9% to 21.5%. In addition, there was also a decrease in the poverty gap from 5.5% to 4.8%. In the regional context, the highest incidence of poverty was observed in the Mogilev region, and its growth – in Minsk and in the Vitebsk region. The most vulnerable groups are children, large families, and rural residents. 

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