Local PEP researchers in Burundi provide government with new evidence to improve targeting of anti-poverty programs

Publication of a new PEP policy brief, based on a multidimensional analysis of poverty in Burundi

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A team of PEP-supported researchers in Burundi provide new empirical evidence to help policymakers improve and better target program interventions designed to address poverty and development issues, based on a multidimensional approach and understanding of welfare.

While the country is undertaking the renewal of its national strategy to combat poverty - through the implementation of the second “Growth and Anti-Poverty Strategic Framework” - a team of PEP-supported researchers in Burundi has set out to assist their government, by providing new and reliable evidence regarding the needs to be addressed in order to effectively improve the socioeconomic well-being of the population.

Indeed, as most analyses of poverty in Burundi (used as sources of evidence and data for policy initiatives in the past) had been based on a unidimensional/monetary approach, the team of PEP Burundi researchers decided to combine this traditional approach with newly designed tools of multidimensional analysis -  building an “composite welfare indice” and proposing a Burundi-specific empirical equivalence scale – to provide more detailed information regarding distribution and equity - as well as socioeconomic determinants of deprivation -  in several different aspects of welfare and poverty among variously classified groups of population. See how PEP fosters such research here.

Following consultations of the team with government officials from various agencies, the Ministry of Finance has committed to assist the PEP researchers in setting up a “Center for Monitoring and Evaluation of Regional Integration and National Development Programs”, including a mechanism of data collection to monitor impact of the implementation of the second “Growth and Anti-Poverty Strategic Framework”. 

To find out all about the outcomes of the researchers’ analysis and the policy recommendations that their findings entail, consult the following PEP publications (in French):

Policy Brief 95 ; Working Paper (forthcoming)

Based on the PEP project PMMA-11939

Research team: Jean claude NSABIMANA BEKO Aurélien  |  Christian KWIZERA  |  NICOLAS NDAYISHIMIYE  |  Odette Nsabimana
To find more recent findings and policy recommendations from PEP -supported studies, see Recent findings from PEP researchers in developing countries

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