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Yemen Child Poverty and Disparities Study. Progress to date. Poverty in Yemen. Availability of data sources: trend analysis Poverty Assessment 2007 MICS 2006 2005/2006 National Budget Survey PAPFAM 2003 2004 Census 1998 (DHS, NBS) Poverty declined between 1998 and 2005 40% - 35%

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poverty in yemen
Poverty in Yemen
  • Availability of data sources: trend analysis
    • Poverty Assessment 2007
    • MICS 2006
    • 2005/2006 National Budget Survey
    • PAPFAM 2003
    • 2004 Census
    • 1998 (DHS, NBS)
  • Poverty declined between 1998 and 2005
    • 40% - 35%
    • Absolute number still high at 7 million
    • Decline in urban poverty
    • Significant urban/rural differences.
    • Y poverty assessed
    • Macroeconomic solutions
other relevant indicators
Other Relevant Indicators
  • Ranking on HDI: 155/174
  • Under five mortality: 102/1000
  • Neonatal mortality: 37/1000
  • Maternal mortality: 365/100,000
  • Malnutrition: 46% (weight/age)
  • Girls enrolment:63% (2005): 76%-boys
  • Access to improved water sources: 59% (74/52)
  • Access to adequate sanitation:52% (94/34)
  • Child labour: 23%
status of study so far
Status of study so far…..
  • February 2008 : Study Global Guide was shared and TORs adapted for Yemen
  • February 2008: Sensitisation of key partners (Government, UN, NGOs – Oxfam) and Sana’a University on the study
  • March 2008: Creation ofa Technical Committee to monitor progress and assure quality.
  • High Council for Motherhood and Childhood was identified to play a coordinating role for the technical committee with UNICEF acting as the resource institution.
timeline cont
Timeline cont….
  • April-May :
    • Identification of Consultants for policy and statistical templates
    • Bidding process
    • Buy-in from the Ministry of Plan; sensitization of the Minister and Deputy Ministers of concerned agencies will participate as members of the Steering Committee.
  • June: CRC process concluded and contract preparation; review of calendar of activities: Work to begin
opportunities
Opportunities
  • Partner interest as they recognise the need to understand child poverty and disparities and more importantly want to work through the policy framework to respond.
  • Availability of documentation likely to facilitate the examination of trends.
  • Part of the SITAN process, to feed into MTR and wider reflexion on how UNICEF can better respond from 2009 onwards.
challenges
Challenges
  • Correlation with gender considerations
  • Maintaining partner interest in the study
  • Limited institutional and research capacity
  • Difficulties in releasing official data
  • Weak transparency at all levels (National Budgets)