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IDS Working Paper 539

Leaving No One Behind: An Individual-Level Approach to Measuring Multidimensional Poverty in Botswana

Published on 5 June 2020

The ‘leave no one behind’ principle is at the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and acknowledges that poverty is multidimensional and is an individual concept.

Notwithstanding this, most empirical studies use the household as the unit of analysis for multidimensional poverty measurement. However, estimation of poverty levels at household-level underestimates poverty levels of the society and does not capture intra-household inequalities. The objective of this study is twofold: (1) developing a country-specific individual-level multidimensional poverty measure; and (2) providing estimates of multidimensional poverty for Botswana.

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Lekobane, K.R. (2020) Leaving No One Behind: An Individual-Level Approach to Measuring Multidimensional Poverty in Botswana, IDS Working Paper 539, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies

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published by
Institute of Development Studies
isbn
978-1-78118-644-2
issn
2040-0209
language
English

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