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Comprehensive Poverty Report

Comprehensive Poverty Report

The Comprehensive Poverty Report is the first attempt in Kenya to measure poverty in a comprehensive manner, including multidimensional and monetary approaches, for different population groups -notably children, the youth, women, men and the elderly using the 2015/16 Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey.

Studies have shown that monetary poverty does not capture all deprivations that individuals face with access to basic goods and services owing to factors other than lack of financial resources. Monetary and non-monetary poverty approaches are vital for better informed policy decision making. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) explicitly include a target on reducing  multidimensional poverty. In particular, SDG target 1.2 refers to reducing by half the proportion of women, men and children living in poverty in all its dimensions. It is within this framework of understanding and against the backdrop of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that the Bureau has made a first official attempt to compare multidimensional and monetary poverty across different age groups and assess to what extent they are associated.

The report, developed by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, was supported by UN Women.

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