MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX - 2018

The 2030 Agenda calls “eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions... the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.” At the start of the Third UN Decade for the Eradication of Poverty there is a clear need for concerted, creative, and rigorous efforts to measure and reduce multidimensional poverty in a way that ensures that no one is left behind…


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MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX - 2017

The 2017 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) provides a headline estimation of poverty and its composition for 103 countries across the world. The global MPI measures the nature and intensity of poverty, based on the profile of overlapping deprivations each poor person experiences. It aggregates these into meaningful indexes that can be used to inform targeting and resource allocation and to …


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AFRICAN MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX I 2016/17

Drawing on rich datasets from national household surveys (DHS and MICS), the 2016 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) covers 46 countries in Africa,1 which are home to just over 1 billion people.2 Of these, 54% of the population, 544 million people, are multidimen- sionally poor. The least poor region is North Africa,3 closely followed by Southern Africa. Interestingly the incidence of the MPI in South …


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MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX - 2016

A total of 1.6 billion people are living in multidimensional poverty; about 30% of people in the countries analysed. There are 50% more MPI poor people in the countries analysed than there are income poor people using the $1.90/day poverty line. Disaggregated analysis of the MPI is available for 962 sub-national regions, which range from having 0% to 100% of people poor. The MPI is also disaggregated by …


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MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX - 2015

The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an index of acute multidimensional poverty that covers over 100 developing countries. It assesses the nature and intensity of poverty, by directly measuring the overlapping deprivations poor people experience at once, then building up from this information. It provides a vivid picture of how and where people are poor, within and across countries, regions …


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MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX - 2014

A total of 1.6 billion people are living in multidimensional poverty; more than 30% of the people living in the 108 countries analysed. Of these 1.6 billion people, 52% live in South Asia, and 29% in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most MPI poor people – 71% – live in Middle Income Countries. The country with the highest percentage of MPI poor people is still Niger; 2012 data from Niger shows 89.3% of its …


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MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX - 2013

In 2013, the MPI has been updated for 16 countries and includes 104 countries with data from 2002-2011. The MPI has been calculated for 663 subnational regions across 65 countries. Changes in MPI over time have been analysed for 22 countries and 189 regions covering 2 billion people. The 104 countries analysed include 29 Low Income Countries, 67 Middle Income Countries and 8 High Income Countries …


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MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX - 2011

Most poor people live in middle-income countries. Over twice as many poor people live in middle-income countries (1,189 million) as in low-income countries (459 million). The 38 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa together have the highest MPI poverty rates of any world region, yet the poorest 26 regions of South Asia have a higher combined MPI and more MPI poor people than …


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MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX - 2010

The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) has developed a new international measure of poverty – the Multidimen- sional Poverty Index or MPI – for the 20th Anniversary edition of the United Nations Development Programme’s flagship Human Develop- ment Report. The new innovative index goes beyond a traditional focus on income to reflect the multiple deprivations

that a poor …


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