UNICEF, NDPC study shows 3 out of every 4 children in Ghana are poor
The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and UNICEF have conducted a study which shows that in Ghana 73.4 percent of children are multi-dimensionally poor.
A break down of the statistics means three out of every four children are poor.
According to the study a child is considered multi-dimensionally poor if he/she is simultaneously deprived in at least three of the dimensions of well-being.
“The dimensions of children’s well-being used are Nutrition, Health, Learning and Development, Child Protection, Water, Sanitation, Housing and Information.
“On the other hand, for the monetary poverty approach, a child is considered monetary poor if s/he lives in a household where its members’ consumption is below the national poverty line of ¢1,314 per adult equivalent per year,” the study explains.
The report reveals that very few children are without any deprivation (2.5 per cent), or one deprivation (8.3 per cent).
The vast majority of children face multiple deprivations, the study explains further
Read the detailed findings below.