Missing Millions and Measuring Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals with a focus on Central Asia States.

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Central Asian journal of global health, ISSN: 2166-7403, Vol: 1, Issue: 1, Page: 24

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University Library System, University of Pittsburgh; Central Asian Journal of Global Health
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In developing countries, population estimates and assessments of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals are based increasingly on household surveys. It is not recognised that they are inappropriate for obtaining information about the poorest of the poor. This is because they, typically, omit : those not in households because they are homeless; those who are in institutions; and mobile, nomadic or pastoralist populations. In addition, , because they are difficult to reach, household surveys will typically under-represent: those in fragile, disjointed or multiple occupancy households; those in urban slums; and may omit certain areas of a country deemed to pose a security risk. Those six sub-groups constitute a pretty comprehensive ostensive definition of the 'poorest of the poor'.