In 2018, SPRI conducted a multidimensional child poverty analysis in Rwanda together with UNICEF Rwanda and the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda (NISR).

SPRI Global researcher Liên Boon guides the participants in discussing what indicators and dimensions should be included in the MODA analysis

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. 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 while deprivation rates were especially high in the dimensions Nutrition, Sanitation and Housing. 

SPRI Global researcher Míriam Carrera with the participants on the last day of the training

In the beginning of November 2021, Liên Boon and Míriam Carrera facilitated a technical training in Kigali to teach NISR staff about child poverty measurement in Rwanda by using the statistical software STATA. Participants got 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 this year.