With support from UNICEF and SPRI Global, Algeria’s Conseil National Économique et Social (CNES) produced its first measurement of multidimensional poverty of children and the youth, aged 0-24 years, via N-MODA analysis between 2015 and 2019. An update of the poverty analysis through the use of MICS 2018-2019 micro-data is planned. To respond to the current context of health and economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this update will be accompanied by simulations of the potential impact of the crisis on child and youth poverty levels.
The objectives of the assignment are as follow.
- To strengthen national capacities on the measurement and analysis of child and youth poverty by ensuring effective collaboration between relevant national institutions.
- To update the SDG1 indicator relating to child and youth poverty and analyze its trend since 2006 and linking it to the national SDG monitoring framework.
- To simulate the impact of the health and economic crisis on the level of 2018-2019 child and youth multidimensional poverty as a contribution to broader impact analyses and response plans undertaken by the Government and by the United Nations system.
- To integrate on a factual and robust basis the fight against multidimensional poverty of children and youth as one of the strategic objectives of social policies, in particular those related to social protection and socio-economic sectors having a direct or indirect impact on children and young people.
- To use the measurement of child and youth poverty in the development of policies sensitive to children and young people to fight against their poverty.
SPRI Global is partnering with UNICEF in supporting the Conseil National Économique et Social et Environemental (CNESE) in producing the expected results of the study.
- An updated measure of child and youth poverty (0-24 years) using the MODA methodology and according to the SDG framework.
- An equity profile for children and the youth used to identify those suffering from the most severe forms of deprivations.
- The simulation of the COVID-19 crisis impact on child and youth poverty.
- Recommendations of public policy on the short and medium term elaborated and proposed to the decision makers to fight against child and youth poverty in the context of government lead reforms in the social sectors.
A series of training events around concepts of child and youth poverty, technical tools for handling large datasets and statistical or econometrical techniques to analyse survey data will be held by SPRI. Furthermore, SPRI will put in place a longer-term collaboration mechanism continuously supporting the CNESE at every stage of their journey to producing the different products under this research project.