Multidimensional Poverty in Africa

Brief43_thumb OPHI Briefing 40 (pdf)

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 multidimensionally poor.

Authors: Sabina Alkire, Christoph Jindra, Gisela Robles and Ana Vaz

Year: 2016