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2nd Poverty Mapping Workshop

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2nd Poverty Mapping Workshop 


This small technical workshop followed from the 1st Poverty Mapping workshop conducted at Ghana, at which some methods to tease out complexities of how people gain from water use in agricultural system were determined. This follow up workshop took these methods of analysis with respect to more specific data from two river basins - Sao Francisco and Mekong.


The workshop started with a presentation from Simon detailing aim and scope of the workshop and expected outcome, which is an analytical methodology for CPWF for analysing poverty related to water. This followed a range of presentations discussing: the indicator approach to water poverty (the water poverty index), poverty and natural resources, measurable links between water and poverty, and poverty mapping. Jeremy and Jorge detailed Bayesian modelling and its advantages. Eric explained Poverty Mapping in the Mekong basin using Bayesian Modelling.


For the next two days, three groups were formed. One group worked with the Mekong data and the other two used Sao Francisco data. Each group came up with a Bayesian network which were further discussed and modified. Part of the time was spent learning GeNIe, the Bayesian Modelling Software.  Last day, Eric gave a quick overview of mapping outputs from GeNIe.


It was concluded that the Bayesian methdology offer great potential in analysising links between water and livelihoods. Further work is required to complete mapping GeNIe outputs. 


Agenda of the workshop Agenda.ppt

List of participants Participants.xls 



  1. Indicator for monitoring progress and prioritising investment by Caroline Sullivan Sullilvan WPI introMEKONG MEETING.ppt
  2. Why Bayesian methods may work and example of Bayesin concepts and implementaion by Jeremy Wallace Examples_BBN_1_salt.pdf
  3. Spatial patterns of poverty in Vietnanam and Laos by Michael VN_lao_Povertymap_chiangmai.10.07_rv.pptx
  4. Analysising water poverty-Ecuador and Volta data by Jorge Rubiano Presentation1.pdf
  5. Poverty analysis with respect to natural resources by Nancy Johnson N Johnson presentation BFP Chiang Mai.pdf
  6. Water and Poverty links in the Sao Francisco basin by Mareclo Torres THAIworkshop.pdf
  7. A simple example of Bayesian network by Jeremy Wallace Examples_BBN_genie.ppt
  8. Exploring Ecuador data with GeNIe by Jeremy Wllace Examples_ECUADOR_genie.pp


Visit http://www.slideshare.net/cpwfbfp to view and download presentations on water poverty analysis


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