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January 2014

RPHC4 Thematic Report: Measurement and Mapping of Non-Monetary Poverty

This report measures and maps non-monetary poverty in Rwanda using data from the Fourth Rwanda Population and Housing Census (RPHC4) conducted on 15 August 2012 and counting a total population of 10,515,973.

At national level, 1,050,135 people are found to be severely poor and 2,818,321 moderately poor, so the total number of poor people is 3,868,456. Within the population with sufficient available data this represents 37%.

As expected, rural areas have both a higher number of poor people (3,616,048) and also a higher relative incidence of poverty, at 42% compared to 15% in urban areas.
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