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Optimization model for poverty reduction strategies

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2022/TP.14


Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development

Focus Area: Gender equality, Population dynamics & migration

Initiatives: Addressing multidimensional poverty, Arab Digital Inclusion Platform, Gender Justice and the Law

SDGs: Goal 5: Gender Equality, Goal 1: No Poverty

Keywords: Multidimentional poverty index

Optimization model for poverty reduction strategies

June 2022

In the post COVID-19 era, survey data and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) can be used to assess the impact of COVID-19 on multidimensional poverty. The present report provides guidance to policymakers with a view to ensuring efficient resource allocation, promoting recovery from COVID-19 and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The study supports national planners in determining effective types of interventions and their scope, as well as best practices for targeting specific population groups, and efficiently reducing MPI factors. Survey data from Lebanon confirms that governorate-level interventions facilitate efficient resource allocation across population groups and MPI indicators.

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