New results on ‘missing dimensions of poverty’ in Chad

New results from a household survey in Chad show that the contribution of five missing dimensions of poverty data developed by OPHI – such as job insecurity or lack of physical safety – is considerable in the general level of deprivation for households’ well-being in one of the world’s poorest countries.  The work used OPHI’s survey modules on five ‘missing dimensions of poverty data‘: quality of work, empowerment, physical safety, ability to go without shame, psychological wellbeing to assess the dimensions that were thus far ignored in the analysis of poverty and well-being in the country.

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 expose missing dimensions in poverty accounts through a household survey in one of the world’s poorest countries. The researchers 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, visit the PEP website  and Working Paper 2011-17 (in French) (English version is forthcoming).

About OPHI’s five ‘Missing Dimensions of Poverty Data‘.