Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report


a boy carrying a backpack with his mother nad sister in the background
UNRWA/Carole al Farah


The Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report, the first of its kind following the launch of the 2030 Agenda, is the result of three years of collaboration between the League of Arab States’ Council of Arab Ministers for Social Affairs, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).

The primary objective of the report is to provide practical proposals to support Arab efforts to eradicate poverty in all its dimensions and implement the 2030 Agenda.  To this end, the report examines household and child poverty using normative methodologies that were adapted to the needs of the Arab region after a consultative process with regional and global experts, and representatives of governments in the region. After establishing the root causes of multidimensional poverty in the Arab region, the report offers key recommendations for addressing gaps in education, improving social protection systems, investing in children, developing rural areas 
and accounting for the challenges and limitations in developing an Arab multidimensional poverty index.

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