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Providing a comprehensive picture of child poverty in Indonesia

The purpose of the assignment was to support the Government of Indonesia – through the Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS)- and UNICEF with a comprehensive analysis of child poverty and well-being in the country.

This involved: building capacity on techniques for child poverty analysis; providing technical support and advice to the BPS for carrying out data analysis; and leading on the development and writing of the reports. Furthermore, as part of the Government of Indonesia’s commitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), BPS took advantage of this project to nationalise the indicators under SDG 1, particularly the indicator on multidimensional poverty to ensure adequate disaggregation, including by age.

Development Pathways delivered a series of training workshops for Indonesia’s central statistics office; a microsimulation model of child grants; and a report (available below) providing comprehensive estimates of monetary child poverty, multidimensional child deprivation and welfare dynamics and mobility based on analysis of the National Socio-Economic Survey (SUSENAS) conducted in March 2016 and the Panel SUSENAS 2011-2015.