Together with UNICEF, the National Statistical Office ISTEEBU and a national consultant, SPRI Global is currently conducting a study on monetary poverty and multidimensional deprivation among children in Burundi. According to the World Bank, Burundi was one of the poorest countries in the world in 2020, with 51.4% of monetary poor individuals. Moreover, children represent 47.2% of the total population. Investing in and creating the best environment for children thus can result in opportunities in terms of potential economic growth of the country.
The analysis will use the national household database “L’Enquête sur les Conditions de Vies des Ménages” (EICVMB) 2019-2020, with a sample size of 8,490 households, to assess the current situation of children in Burundi. The MODA methodology and the life cycle approach are applied to determine the (multidimensional) deprivation rates and identify the most vulnerable population groups. The results can be used to monitor the country’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition, the project aims to build the capacity of ISTEEBU in conducting poverty and deprivation analyses through multiple (in-country) conceptual and technical workshops.
The following six deliverables were identified:
(1) Inception report including the methodology and the timetable for the execution of the activities;
(2) Conceptual and technical training workshops;
(3) Report on monetary poverty and multidimensional deprivation among children in Burundi;
(4) 18 Snapshots presenting key results at the provincial level;
(5) Summary brief;
(6) PPT with key results.