Effects of Indicator Use: A Comparison of Poverty Measuring Instruments at the World Bank

Freistein K (2016)
JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE POLICY ANALYSIS 18(4: SI): 366-381.

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Diffusing their knowledge and enhancing the potency of their ideas, international organisations like the World Bank employ indicators and other instruments that seem objective and easily accessible in any given context. Beyond producing certain kinds of knowledge and governance effects in the global sphere, the creation of new indicators can be understood as a social practice by international organisations that ensures their competence and mandate to act, for instance against poverty. Drawing on indicator research, Focauldian governmentality studies and neo-institutionalism, the article studies and compares several key examples of poverty indicators used by the World Bank to identify the effects of employing indicators on international organisations.
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Freistein K. Effects of Indicator Use: A Comparison of Poverty Measuring Instruments at the World Bank. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE POLICY ANALYSIS. 2016;18(4: SI):366-381.
Freistein, K. (2016). Effects of Indicator Use: A Comparison of Poverty Measuring Instruments at the World Bank. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE POLICY ANALYSIS, 18(4: SI), 366-381. doi:10.1080/13876988.2015.1023053
Freistein, K. (2016). Effects of Indicator Use: A Comparison of Poverty Measuring Instruments at the World Bank. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE POLICY ANALYSIS 18, 366-381.
Freistein, K., 2016. Effects of Indicator Use: A Comparison of Poverty Measuring Instruments at the World Bank. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE POLICY ANALYSIS, 18(4: SI), p 366-381.
K. Freistein, “Effects of Indicator Use: A Comparison of Poverty Measuring Instruments at the World Bank”, JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE POLICY ANALYSIS, vol. 18, 2016, pp. 366-381.
Freistein, K.: Effects of Indicator Use: A Comparison of Poverty Measuring Instruments at the World Bank. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE POLICY ANALYSIS. 18, 366-381 (2016).
Freistein, Katja. “Effects of Indicator Use: A Comparison of Poverty Measuring Instruments at the World Bank”. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE POLICY ANALYSIS 18.4: SI (2016): 366-381.
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