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The child poverty report in Cambodia

Child Poverty

The study on child poverty in Cambodia examines monetary and multidimensional poverty among children aged 0 to 17.

Studying child poverty in Cambodia through both the multidimensional and monetary lens supports a more precise and holistic measurement of the situation of children.

The study which was jointly commissioned by UNICEF and the Ministry of Planning, found that nearly 49 per cent of Cambodian children under 18 are deprived in at least three out of five to six dimensions simultaneously, such as nutrition, early childhood development, health, education, water and sanitation, housing and access to information.

The analysis was conducted using 2014 government data: The Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey (CSES) for monetary poverty and the Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey (CDHS) for the multidimensional component. Taken together, the CSES and the CDHS analysis allows for a complete picture of the reality of Cambodian children and helps to identify the most vulnerable subgroups that require specialized policy and programming.

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