Identifying root causes of HH level poverty and child deprivations is an important analytical step that can help project teams identify the most effective modalities for child-sensitive PA programming. Root causes may include:
In designing PA programmes, it is essential to identify all root causes of children’s deprivations – including but also going beyond HH poverty.
Different scenarios and program objectives may determine which questions to ask to understand how other factors beyond poverty impact on children’s wellbeing and deprivations.
1. If the PA programme aims at increasing incomes to enable HHs to buy nutritious foods:
2. If the programme aims at improving access to healthcare by reducing cost barriers:
3. If the programme aims at improving school access:
If these issues are not addressed, increasing income alone will not improve outcomes.