Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) on Stunting among children under 5 years in Lao PDR
Measuring Progress on Child Wellbeing in Lao PDR
This report, "Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) on Stunting among children under 5 years in Lao PDR”, is an addendum to the 2018 MODA report, “Measuring Progress on Child Wellbeing in Lao PDR”, which uses the Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS II) dataset collected in 2017, to present the current situation of unmet needs and rights of children in Lao PDR. With this study, Lao PDR continues to be an international pioneer in prioritizing an understanding of the situation of its children through evidence-based, child-sensitive analysis. These actions reflect Lao PDR’s commitment to the international Sustainable Development agenda as well as the national poverty reduction agenda, both components of national ambitions for graduation from ‘Least Developed Country’ (LDC) status by 2024.
The current analysis uses the UNICEF Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis toolbox to describe and unpack the situation of multidimensional child poverty in Lao PDR, with a focus on nutritional status and stunting among children under 5 years, with sensitivity to children’s lifecycle and contextualized needs and rights. The analysis is based on a sample of 11,812 children under the age of 5 years in Lao PDR.