28 May 2013

Rwanda to conduct the 4th Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey

Rwanda is to conduct the fourth Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV 4) that is slated to start in May this year.

The EICV 4 is expected to provide information on changes in the well-being of the population such as poverty, inequality, employment, living conditions, education, health and housing conditions, household consumption.

Rwanda has already conducted three other Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV 1,2 3) between 2000 and 2011 where the results have shown that the consumption poverty fell from 58.9 pc in 2000/01 to 56.7 pc  in 2005/06 and again to 44.9 pc  in 2010/11.

Moreover previous Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey indicate that households that had a heavy reliance on farm wages to generate their income have by far the highest levels of poverty, followed by those working in agriculture on their own account;those more reliant on non-farm self-employment and especially non-farm wage work tend to be much less poor.

EICV (Enquête Integrale sur les Conditions de Vie des ménages au Rwanda, french acronym) is designed to provide vital data such as measure of poverty in monetary terms, as well as collecting a number of non-monetary measures of poverty and well-being.

This survey is conducted every five years. But the fourth will be conducted three years after the third to enable the country to evaluate its endeavor towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

By : Aimable & Claude


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