Seminar - Multidimensional Child Poverty Assessment Methodology
The ‘Multidimensional Child Poverty Assessment Methodology’ seminar was held in Maputo on 8 July 2015. The seminar was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Mozambique, the University Eduardo Mondlane, the University of Copenhagen, and UNICEF.
UNICEF and the UNU-WIDER team in Mozambique built on years of in-country collaboration at the event. Incorporating the Children’s Fund into the ‘Analysing Poverty’ workshop programme ensured that the assembled group of post-graduates, government officials and representatives of international organizations got the opportunity to learn from, and enhance their links with, UNICEF. Illustrating to the audience the parameters of existing analysis, and tying the information to the skills gained in the workshop, the seminar also introduced new methods of analysis, including the MODA (Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis) concept, underlining a ‘whole child’ approach and enhances a focus on equity.
Uniting multiple UN perspectives, as well as those of local actors and agencies on a national scale, efforts continue to build capacity within the country and strengthen the domestic potential for poverty analysis.