Multidimensional Child Poverty in Guinea
The Republic of Guinea has committed to achieving target 1.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations member states, to reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions (according to national definitions).
Multidimensional child poverty analysis is an essential tool to evaluate the impact of a government’s poverty agenda, and SPRI Global was happy to support UNICEF Guinea in a Child Poverty Study in Guinea using UNICEF Innocenti’s MODA (Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis) approach. Using their quantitative analysis skills, our team of researchers utilized raw and semi-raw MICS5 data, to inform the multidimensional deprivations faced by children in Guinea.
As part of this assignment, selected members of the Institut National de la Statistique and of the Laboratoire d’Analyses Socio-anthropologiques de Guinée were trained in the conceptual approach adopted for child poverty (including multidimensional poverty analysis) measurement and guided to apply these concepts for the calculation of child poverty related statistics and their analysis for Guinea. The results of this analysis will also allow for update of the country’s SitAn (Situation Analysis), previously realized by SPRI Global members. Learn about the study, its results and methodology by reading its accompanying summary report (French language) and infographic (French and English language), now available for full download.