Monetary and Multidimensional Poverty and Inequality Analysis for Children

In the context of measuring  targets 1.1 and 1.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals 1, SPRI Global is carrying out a monetary and a multidimensional poverty and inequality analysis for children in Senegal. The analysis is based on the Enquête Harmonisée sur les Conditions de Vie des Ménages (EHCVM) 2017/2018 to assess monetary and multidimensional child poverty from a rights-based perspective. Moreover, additional data on the perceptions of children and adolescents (subjective poverty) will be collected, if possible.

The main objective of this study is to analyze monetary and non-monetary poverty, as well as subjective poverty of children in Senegal, emphasizing regional and gender disparities. Furthermore, SPRI Global will conduct a national, regional and international literature review around the impact of COVID-19 in order to identify the likely impacts of the pandemic on child deprivation and poverty in Senegal. Depending on the quality of the data, a quantitative analysis will be included.

The project is based on a participatory approach, where SPRI Global works in close collaboration with the local team made up of the National Agency for Statistics and Demography (ANSD), the National Poverty Monitoring Observatory, various ministries involved in poverty monitoring, and the implementation of the Plan Sénégal Emergent, as well as other key sectoral ministries. Two training sessions for key stakeholders will be organized by SPRI, which will be based on MODA methodology and statistical analysis of poverty, with the objective to ensure the effective participation of the stakeholders throughout the process. The stakeholders’ participation will also be key when choosing the different areas of deprivation, indicators, cutoffs, age groups and other variables, as well as when developing questionnaires to capture the subjective poverty of households and adolescents.

When finalizing this project, SPRI Global together with the key stakeholders, will have

  • measured and analyzed the level of monetary and multidimensional poverty, and subjective child poverty in Senegal;
  • established the profile of child poverty according to different age groups, by sex and by region to better orient political dialogue and decision-making focused on equity and child-centered;
  • provided a rights-based analysis of the different forms of deprivation multiples in children;
  • monitored progress made towards achieving SDG 1 in terms of reducing monetary and multidimensional child poverty before the health crisis in COVID-19 and since April 2020;
  • assisted in strengthening national capacities in the analysis of poverty and the poverty of children in particular.
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