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Source: National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR)

Geographical Area: Rwanda

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from Rwanda statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Rwandan statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Rwandan-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Proportiona of Population living below the National Poverty line, by sex and age

Indicator description

The poverty line is a threshold of the value of total annual per capita consumption in a household below which an individual is considered poor. Aggregate household consumption is computed as the sum of expenditure on food as well as value of auto consumption, expenditure on non-food, health items, education, housing utilities, value of in-kind wages, other benefits received by the household and a measure of the use value of durable goods owned by the household. Consumption per capita is then computed as the total consumption per adult equivalent. Where adult equivalence is an aggregate indicator for household size which takes into account its age and sex composition. The poverty line is then set with reference to a minimum food consumption basket, judged to offer the required number of calories (2200 k calories per day) for a Rwandan likely to be involved in physically demanding agricultural activity, along with an allowance for non-food consumption. The non-food consumption expenditure is determined as a function of food consumption.

Geographical coverage

Rwanda

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Definitions

Defined as the percentage of the population living below the national poverty line which is on less than 64,000 RWF per adult equivalent per year measured in 2001 prices corresponding to 118, 000 RWF in 2010.

Calculations

(the number of population (adult equivalent) living below the poverty line / total number of population) * 100

Other information
Comments and limitations

EICV surveys do not collect information on the intrahousehold distribution of consumption. Thus, the consumption-based standard of living measure is based on the assumption that individuals are represented in the distribution by the consumption measure of the household they belong to. This fails to take account of inequality in distribution within the household

Data last updated
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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of population living below the national poverty line, by sex and age

Indicator number

1.2.1

Target name

By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions

Target number

1.2

Global indicator description

The national poverty rate is the percentage of the total population living below the national poverty line. The rural poverty rate is the percentage of the rural population living below the national poverty line (or in cases where a separate, rural poverty line is used, the rural poverty line). Urban poverty rate is the percentage of the urban population living below the national poverty line (or in cases where a separate, urban poverty line is used, the urban poverty line).

UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

World Bank (WB)

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Organisation

National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR)

Periodicity

3 Years

Earliest available data

2000

Geographical coverage

Rwanda

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Release date Dec 06, 2018
Next release

TBD

Statistical classification

Official

Contact details

http://www.statistics.gov.rw/

Other information

http://www.statistics.gov.rw/documents/subject/standards-and-methods