Child poverty analysis

Supporting governments to measure and monitor child poverty

UNICEF/UNI188797/Beechey

Supporting governments to measure and monitor child poverty is one of the key activities carried out by UNICEF in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.

This includes looking at both monetary and non-monetary factors that affect child well-being, such as access to basic health services, sanitation facilities and schools, availability of a healthy diet and safe drinking water, emotional and physical safety, and minimum standard housing conditions.

Understanding both the monetary and multi-dimensional nature of child poverty is critical to inform the design and implementation of national social policies and programmes that most effectively respond to children’s needs. This is particularly important in the region as more children suffer from multi-dimensional poverty than monetary poverty.
  

Resources

Angola
A Multidimensional Analysis of Child Poverty in Angola (2018)

Botswana
Child Poverty in Botswana (2015)

Burundi
Child Poverty in Burundi (2017, French)

Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
Multidimensional Child Poverty in the Kingdom of Eswatini (2018)
Child Poverty and Disparities in Swaziland (2009)

Ethiopia
Multidimensional Child Deprivation in Ethiopia (2018)
Multidimensional Child Deprivation in Ethiopia Policy Brief (2018)
Child Well-being in Ethiopia (2015)

Kenya
Child Poverty in Kenya (2017)

Lesotho
Child Poverty in Lesotho (2018)
Child Poverty in Lesotho Report Summary (2018)
Child Poverty in Lesotho (2011)

Malawi
Child Poverty in Malawi (2018)
Child Poverty in Malawi (2016)

Mozambique
Child Poverty and Disparities in Mozambique (2011)

Namibia
Young People in Namibia (2014)
Child Poverty in Namibia (2012)

Rwanda
Multidimensional Child Poverty in Rwanda (2018)
Multidimensional Child Poverty in Rwanda Summary (2018)

Somalia
Somali Poverty Profile (2017)
Youth and Child Poverty Summary Note (2018)

South Africa
South Africa Guild Gauge (2018)
South African Child Gauge (2017)
South African Child Gauge (2016)

Tanzania, United Republic of
Child Poverty in Tanzania (2018)
Child Poverty in Tanzania (2016)
Child Poverty in Tanzania Summary Note (2016)

Uganda
Child Poverty Report 2019 (Vol 1) (Vol 2)
Situation Analysis of Children (2019)
Child Poverty and Deprivation in Refugee-Hosting Areas (2018)
Uganda Poverty Maps (2017)
Situation Analysis of Child Poverty and Deprivation in Uganda (2014)

Zambia
Child Poverty in Zambia (2018)

Zimbabwe
Child Poverty in Zimbabwe (2016)