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Multidimensional Child Poverty in three Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa


This paper describes and reviews the process of constructing a Multidimensional Child Poverty Measure in three sub-Saharan Africa countries: Mali, Malawi, and Tanzania. These countries recently (in 2015 and 2014) constructed a measure of multidimensional child poverty using UNICEF’s Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) methodology and conducted a comprehensive child poverty study including both deprivation and monetary poverty. This work describes how the methodology was adapted in the different contexts, discussing critical issues that arose during the study process, and compares the results of the three studies. The goal is to offer an overview of the different national processes and determine how similar or different factors influence the results.


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Publication date: 2017

Author(s): Lucia Ferrone, Marlous de Milliano

Journal: Child Indicators Research

Page(S): 1-27

Language: English

Peer reviewed: YES

Related Innocenti Project(s):

Multidimensional child poverty


Sub-saharan africa