Child Poverty in the Arab States: Analytical Report of Eleven Countries

The analysis in this report offers vital information on child poverty in the Arab States. It contributed to the first ever Arab Poverty Report – a project under the auspices of the League of Arab States, produced in close collaboration with ESCWA, OPHI and UNICEF. The Arab Poverty Report demonstrates that multidimensional poverty is a reality in the region, as it is worldwide. Both at the level of the household and at the level of the individual child, multidimensional poverty is widespread, particularly when using measures that are tailored to the reality of the region. The Arab Poverty Report argues that policy makers in the region need to urgently take steps to address multidimensional poverty, to break the intergenerational transmission of poverty and to contribute to future peace and prosperity.