Child Poverty in Zimbabwe, 2016

A multiple overlapping deprivation analysis


This report presents the multidimensional child deprivation analysis for Zimbabwe, applying the Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) methodology that measures various aspects of child poverty. Child poverty is defined as non-fulfilment of children’s rights to survival, development, protection and participation, anchored in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) data was used, taking the child as a unit of analysis and applying  a  life-cycle  approach  when  selecting  dimensions and indicators to capture the different deprivations children experience at different stages of their life.

The main objective of the report is to present Child Poverty in Zimbabwe using a direct method of child poverty measurement which analyses deprivations experienced by the child. The report goes beyond mere deprivation rates and identifies the depth of child poverty by analysing the extent to which the different deprivations are experienced simultaneously.

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Government of Zimbabwe and UNICEF
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