Child Poverty in Tanzania

by Lucia Ferrone, Sudhanshu Handa, Milline Jethro Mbonile et al.
UN Children’s Fund and Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, National Bureau of Statistics, June 2016

79 pp. 4.5 MB
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Three out of every four children in Tanzania experience poverty. The report findings are based on a new comprehensive estimate of child multidimensional poverty specific to Tanzania that goes beyond monetary income. It takes into account children’s access to nutrition, health, protection, education, information, sanitation, water, and housing across four age groups. The report recommends that child deprivation poverty counts, based on nationally available data, be routinely calculated and reported along with the number of children living in monetarily poor households.

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