SPRI Global is working on a Multidimensional Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) together with UNICEF Burundi.

In order to launch the study, SPRI Global has prepared a workshop to introduce concepts of poverty and facilitate discussions among national stakeholders regarding the parameters of the analysis.

The three-day workshop in Ngozi brought together 30 participants from the ISTEEBU statistics office, sectoral Ministries, academic and research institutes, and UNICEF among others. The workshop started with introductions to the concepts of poverty and inequality as well as its measures.

The second day of the workshop was centered around the methodology of the analysis, MODA. Participants were first presented with the process of the analysis and the importance of the parameters.

Later that day, the participants were divided into groups according to different age groups (0-3, 4-8, 9-14, and 15-17) and were instructed to discuss the dimensions, indicators and cut-off points for the analysis.

The next day, SPRI Global started with the different types of analyses: MODA, MPI and the Consensus approach. After this, the team discussions resumed until each team presented their findings. These presentations led to a discussion amongst the participants groups to synthesize the preliminary list of analysis parameters.