Indices of Deprivation Workshop 16 October 2014

Measuring multiple deprivation at a small area level in South Africa

On 16th October 2014 SASPRI in collaboration with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University¬†and the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development (PSPPD) hosted a Department of Science and Technology Research Seminar entitled “Measuring multiple deprivation at a small area level in South Africa: A springboard for tackling deprivation in the Eastern Cape”.

Drawing on experiences of using indices of multiple deprivation to inform policy development in both developed and developing countries, this workshop sought to share knowledge about the recently constructed ward-level South African Index of Multiple Deprivation (SAIMD) 2011, with a particular focus on the Eastern Cape. Taking into account experiences elsewhere (Namibia and the UK) the workshop will conclude with discussions about ways in which the SAIMD can be used to inform policy making, and ways in which it could be updated in future years by drawing from other data sources.

The concept note and programme can be downloaded here

The following presentations were made and are available for download:

The importance of the SAIMD for Policy Development Dr Wiseman Magasela, Deputy Director General at the Department of Social Development (click here to download)

Introducing the South African Index of Multiple Deprivation 2011 Prof. Michael Noble, Prof. Gemma Wright and Dr Wanga Zembe, SASPRI (click here to download)

The former homelands: focussing on the Eastern Cape Dr Wanga Zembe and Prof. Gemma Wright, SASPRI (click here to download)

The Namibian Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2001 and 2011 and their uses Mr Johannes Ashipala, National Planning Commission, Namibia and Mr Ojijo Odhiambo, UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa (click here to download)

Recent developments in the UK in the use of indices and the underpinning data Dr Tom Smith, Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI) (click here to download)

Crime – an additional domain of deprivation Mr David McLennan (CASASP and associate member of SASPRI) (click here to download)