Indices of Multiple Deprivations 2005

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The objective of this research is to update district-wise Indices of Multiple Deprivations 1998, using the latest available data of the Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey 2005 (PSLM, 2005). The period from 1998 to 2005, offers an opportunity to evaluate performance of the present government in terms of policies adopted for poverty reduction and in bringing down regional, social and economic inequalities. This exercise is also helpful for provincial governments in designing financial awards for districts with the objective of geographical targeted intervention by giving due shares for backwardness or deprivation.