Consists of aggregate population data by age and sex (for post-stratification population weighting) derived from a UN Population Division file (referred to in the report attached, under the section on post-stratification population weighting) as well as a detailed report which sets out how indicators of deprivation of basic human needs for water, sanitation, shelter, information, education, health and food were developed and used to form summary indicators of severe deprivation and absolute poverty. The report also provides information on how post-stratification population weights were derived to modify the sample weights to make samples more representative of the population as a whole. The data used for this project are from the Demographic and Health Surveys and UNICEF's Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys.
This project will use high quality, nationally representative, individual level data from over 140 household surveys conducted between 1990 and 2015 in 40 sub-Saharan African countries, to produce national, sub-regional and regional estimates of absolute poverty for the years 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015. Age appropriate and gender relevant indicators of severe deprivation of basic human needs will be operationalised, and an internationally recognised peer reviewed methodology (the ‘Bristol Approach’) used to show how poverty is patterned across Africa, and how it has changed over 20 years. It will show if rural populations have been left behind as urban areas develop, or if with increased rural to urban migration, poverty in Africa has evolved into a primarily urban problem. It will address important issues about gender and geographic disparities in poverty, which until recently have only been assessed in monetary terms. The application of the Bristol Approach, to reflect non-monetary dimensions of poverty, will reveal a more meaningful picture of poverty in Africa and how it has changed over time. Covers 1 January 1991 - 1 December 2010.
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- Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivorie, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
- Are we there yet? Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa
- Series - completed