In November 2021, SPRI Global facilitated a technical refresher training in Kigali, Rwanda, educating NISR staff in child poverty measurement by using the statistical software STATA.

The refresher training builds on the 2018 multidimensional child poverty analysis in Kigali that SPRI Global conducted together with UNICEF Rwanda and the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda (NISR). The study applied the Multiple Overlapping Deprivations Analysis (MODA) using data from the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2014-15 and the Integrated Living Condition Survey (EICV) 2016-17.

The participants teaming up to present the interpretations of the results and discussing the findings

According to the life-cycle approach, results were disaggregated into four age groups: 0-23 months, 24-59 months, 5-14 years and 15-17 years. Approximately four out of ten children (aged 0-17 years) experienced multidimensional poverty[1] while deprivation rates were especially high in the dimensions Nutrition, Sanitation and Housing.

The participants discussing what indicators and dimensions should be included in the MODA analysis

SPRI Global researchers Liên Boon and Míriam Carerra gave training participants hands-on experience on how to create indicators and dimensions, how to calculate different types of analyses and how to interpret the key results. SPRI intends to produce a first draft of the report by the end of 2021.

Participants from NSIR showing SPRI Global team members their hometown, Kigali

[1] A child is defined as multidimensionally poor if she/he is deprived in at least 3 dimensions of their wellbeing.