Navigating two decades of high poverty and charting a course for change in Madagascar: poverty and equity assessment

This report provides an account of the evolution of poverty and living conditions in the decade 2012- 2022. It finds that at the national level monetary poverty essentially stagnated while urban poverty, admittedly a much smaller in absolute and relative terms, dramatically increased. In 2022, monetary poverty affected about 75 percent of the population, a share slightly above the 73 percent in 2012. Rural poverty remained roughly unchanged at about 80 percent of the rural population, but urban poverty increased from 42 to 56 percent over the decade.