This report presents initial findings and insights from the Individual Deprivation Measure study in the Solomon Islands, which was undertaken early in 2020 by the IWDA IDM team and Dignity Pasifik. The report provides evidence that measuring poverty at the individual level, interviewing all adults in a sampled household, and gathering data across a broad range of economic, social and environmental factors, allows detailed analysis of the circumstances of, and risks faced by different population groups in Central and Guadalcanal Provinces.
The report includes dimension-by-dimension analyses, exploring differences by gender and location. It also explores the particular insights that the IDM can offer, into intersectional inequalities, joint deprivations, differences inside households, and respondents’ views of the deprivations that matter most. A final section of the report brings together these strengths and the IDM’s breadth of coverage to offer insights into food security, the gender dimensions of COVID-19 prevention and response, and women’s economic empowerment. As a snapshot report of two provinces, it points to indicative trends in deprivation at the individual level.
IWDA acknowledges and thanks the World Food Programme for additional funding to extend the work that was possible through this Solomon Islands IDM study.
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