Number of poor people increased between 2011 and 2018 in Senegal

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Photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows a seaside road amid curfew in Dakar, Senegal. Monday night, during his speech to the Nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday across the national territory, along with a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Tuesday that seven new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected across Senegal, bringing the total number to 86 cases. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)
Photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows a seaside road amid curfew in Dakar, Senegal. Monday night, during his speech to the Nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday across the national territory, along with a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Tuesday that seven new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected across Senegal, bringing the total number to 86 cases. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

The number of people living in poverty increased between 2011 and 2018 in Senegal, from 5.8 million to over 6 million, the National Statistics and Demography Agency (ANSD) reported on Monday.

According to the ANSD, the monetary poverty rate is estimated at 37.8 percent between 2018 and 2019, which was a decrease in the poverty level compared to 42.8 percent in 2011. Despite this drop in the poverty rate, the number of people living in poverty had increased.

It also revealed that poverty was, during the same period, more accentuated in rural areas where there was a greater drop in the level of poverty compared to 2011.

The results of the survey also showed that the rate of extreme poverty fell from 12.2 percent to 6.8 percent between 2011 and 2018.

Senegal carried out, under the framework of the initiative of the Commission of the West African Economic and Monetary Union, a harmonized survey on the living conditions of households financed by the World Bank. Enditem

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