PEP researchers expose missing dimensions in poverty accounts through household survey in Chad capital city N’Djamena

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  Results show that the contribution of these new “qualitative” dimensions – such as job insecurity or lack of physical safety – is considerable in the general level of deprivation for households’ well-being in Chad

The Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) has developed data collection tools that take into account the “missing dimensions of poverty”, according to Sen’s capability approach.  A team of local researchers in Chad were granted PEP support to conduct such a survey at the household level in the capital of N’Djamena, in order to assess the dimensions that were thus far ignored in the analysis of poverty and well-being in the country. The results show that the contribution of several of these new “qualitative” dimensions – such as job insecurity or lack of physical safety, for example – is considerable in the general level of deprivation for households’ well-being in Chad. The researchers thus provide specific recommendations for new policies to implement in the context of the country’s National Strategy for Social Protection.

For more information on the project’s outcomes, see the related PEP publications:

Working Paper 2011-17 (in French) (English version is forthcoming)

Based on the PEP project PMMA-11324 : Pauvreté des Capacités au Tchad : une Exploration des Dimensions Manquantes des Données dans la Capitale N’Djamena 

Research team: Nadjiarabeye Christian BEASSOUM | Koulké Blandine NAN-GUER  Olivier BEGUY  |  Tabo Symphorien Ndang TOPEUR Béguerang

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