Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2013

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OPHI Briefing 17

The global Multidimensional Poverty Index, or MPI, is an index of acute multidimensional poverty that covers over 100 developing countries. It assesses the nature and intensity of poverty at the individual level, measuring what proportion of things poor people go without, to create a vivid picture of how poverty is being experienced within and across countries, regions and the world. The MPI was developed in 2010 by OPHI and the United Nations Development Programme for UNDP’s flagship Human Development Reports.

Author: Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

Year: 2013