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.
Proportiona of Population living below the National Poverty line, by sex and age
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.
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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.
(the number of population (adult equivalent) living below the poverty line / total number of population) * 100
|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
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|Metadata last updated||2021-04-13: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|