Ending child poverty is a key commitment of the Government of Rwanda, highlighted in the 2017–2024 National Strategy for Transformation as well as through the government’s strong support to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 39% of children 0–17 years in Rwanda are currently multidimensionally poor – the SDG target is to reduce this figure by at least half by 2030.

Multidimensional child poverty analysis is an essential tool to evaluate the impact of a government’s poverty agenda. SPRI Global was happy to support UNICEF Rwanda and the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda (NISR) in assessing current challenges for children’s wellbeing in Rwanda. The study applies UNICEF Innocenti’s Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) approach and both the full report and summary report are now available for download from UNICEF Rwanda.