From November 2-4, 2017 SPRI Global team members participated in the APPAM (Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management) conference in Chicago, themed “Measurement Matters: Better Data for Better Decisions”. It was especially interesting to engage in discussions about poverty measurement with fellow research colleagues and policy-makers of various backgrounds.

Our gave two presentations at the conference: 1. “Improving measurement of children’s well-being: Lifecycle needs and context in focus”; and 2. “Child poverty measurement and monitoring in the context of SDGs 1.1 and 1.2”.

The first research paper assesses the adequacy of the most commonly used surveys for measurement of multidimensional child poverty and deprivation in middle-income countries. We specifically analyze the compatibility of indicators available in MICS, DHS, and other household and child and youth surveys in Thailand, Morocco, and Kosovo with these countries’ contexts and life-cycle needs of children depending on their age.

The second paper compares different multidimensional child poverty methodologies in the context of SDG 1.1 and 1.2 measurement. The paper focuses especially on target 1.2 and establishing an official measure of multidimensional child poverty that is child-centered, uses a life-cycle approach, and is contextualized.

SPRI Global researcher Ereblina Elezaj presenting at APPAM Chicago

The poster presentations are available here:

Improving Measurement of Children’s Well-Being, Life-cycle Needs and Context in Focus

Child Poverty Measurement and Monitoring in the Context of SDGs 1.1 & 1.2