MPI Resources

Summer 2016

8page Multidimensional poverty in Africa (8 pages). OPHI Briefing 40, 2016.
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MPI-2015-2-pager_WEB The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2016: In brief (2 pages). OPHI Briefing 41, 2016.
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8page  Multidimensional Poverty in Africa: An overview (8 pages) (in French). OPHI Briefing 43, 2016.
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methodological Multidimensional Poverty Index – Summer 2016: Brief methodological note and results. OPHI Briefing 42, 2016.
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Press-release-icon-winter-20142015-MPI Press release: Latest figures on where 1.6 billion poor people live
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel  Data tables 1.1-2.3
Main MPI results, headcount ratio by dimensions, contribution of deprivations and other measures of poverty and wellbeing at the national level (102 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel  Data tables 3.1-4.3
Multidimensional poverty, headcount ratio by dimension and contribution of deprivations in rural and urban areas (100 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 5.1-5.4
Multidimensional poverty, headcount ratio by dimension and contribution of deprivations at the sub-national level (962 regions of 78 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 6.1-6.6
Changes to MPI poverty over time, including annualised changes in headcount ratio and intensity, changes in each indicator at the national level and changes in destitution where available (50 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Table 7
The table presents an archive of all MPI estimations published since 2010. These are not harmonized for comparisons over time (for harmonized estimations see Table 6). Table 7 covers 232 estimations for 118 countries in 2016.
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Winter 2015/2016

Thumbnail of Poverty Maps brief Poverty Maps. OPHI Briefing 37, 2015.
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Thumbnail Winter 2015-2016 MPI Methodology MPI – Winter 2015/2016: Brief methodological note and results. OPHI Briefing 36, 2015.
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2015 Resources

Global-Multidimensional-Poverty-Index-2014-8ppv5 The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2015: An overview (8 pages). OPHI Briefing 33, 2015.
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MPI-2015-2-pager_WEB The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2015: In brief (2 pages). OPHI Briefing 32, 2015.
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destitution Destitution: Who and where are the poorest of the poor? OPHI Briefing 35, 2015.
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Poverty-in-China-2015_digita Exploring multidimensional poverty in China. OPHI Briefing 34, 2015.
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methodological Multidimensional Poverty Index 2015: Brief methodological note and results. OPHI Briefing 31, 2015.
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Press-release-icon-winter-20142015-MPI Press release: Latest figures on where 1.6 billion poor people live
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 1.1-2.3
Main MPI results, headcount ratio by dimensions, contribution of deprivations and other measures of poverty and wellbeing at the national level (101 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 3.1-4.3
Multidimensional poverty, headcount ratio by dimension and contribution of deprivations in rural and urban areas (99 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 5.1-5.4
Multidimensional poverty, headcount ratio by dimension and contribution of deprivations at the sub-national level (884 regions of 77 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 6.1-6.6
Changes to MPI poverty over time, including annualised changes in headcount ratio and intensity, changes in each indicator at the national level and changes in destitution where available (34 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Table 7
The table presents an archive of all MPI estimations published since 2010.  These are not harmonized for comparisons over time (for harmonized estimations see Table 6). Table 7 covers 217 estimations for 117 countries in 2015.
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Winter 2014/2015

Global-MPI-2015-highlights-briefing-thumbnail High visibility: How disaggregated metrics help to reduce multidimensional poverty. (4 pages). OPHI Briefing 28, 2015.
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Press-release-icon-winter-20142015-MPI Press release: The world’s poorest people don’t always live where you’d expect
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 1.1-2.3 Main MPI results, headcount ratio by dimensions, contribution of deprivations and other measures of poverty and wellbeing at the national level (110 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 3.1-4.3
Multidimensional poverty, headcount ratio by dimension and contribution of deprivations in rural and urban areas (108 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 5.1-5.3
Multidimensional poverty, headcount ratio by dimension and contribution of deprivations at the sub-national level (803 regions of 71 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 6.1-6.6 Changes to MPI poverty over time, including annualised changes in headcount ratio and intensity, changes in each indicator at the national level and changes in destitution where available (34 countries)
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2014 Resources

2_pager  Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014: In brief (2 pages). OPHI Briefing 20, 2014.
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8_pager  Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014: An overview (8 pages). OPHI Briefing 21, 2014.
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destitution  Destitution: Who and where are the poorest of the poor? OPHI Briefing 22, 2014.
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inequality  Inequality among the MPI poor, and regional disparity in multidimensional poverty: Levels and trends. OPHI Briefing 25, 2014.
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rural_urban  Poverty in rural and urban areas: Direct comparisons using the Global MPI 2014. OPHI Briefing 24, 2014.
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reducing_brief Reducing multidimensional poverty and destitution: Pace and patterns. OPHI Briefing 23, 2014.
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Are-children-among-the-poorest Are children among the poorest? OPHI Briefing 26, 2014.
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methodological Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014: Brief methodological note and results. OPHI Briefing 19, 2014.
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Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India Measuring and decomposing Inequality among the multidimensionally poor using ordinal data: A counting approach. OPHI Working Paper 68, 2014.
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Multidimensional destitution: An ordinal counting methodology for constructing linked subsets of the poor. OPHI Research in Progress 42a, 2014.
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Multidimensional poverty dynamics: Methodology and results for 34 countries. OPHI Research in Progress 41a, 2014.
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Press Release: International (In English)
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Press Briefing: South Asia Highlights
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Press Briefing: Latin America and the Caribbean Highlights
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Press Briefing: Africa Highlights
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Global MPI 2014: Africa Highlights in Brief. OPHI, 2014.
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Communiqué de Presse – IPM 2014
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 1.1-2.3
Main MPI results, headcount ratio by dimensions, contribution of deprivations and other measures of poverty and wellbeing at the national level (108 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 3.1-4.3
Multidimensional poverty, headcount ratio by dimension and contribution of deprivations in rural and urban areas (105 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 5.1-5.3
Multidimensional poverty, headcount ratio by dimension and contribution of deprivations at the sub-national level (780 regions of 69 countries)
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 6.1-6.6
Changes to MPI poverty over time, including annualized changes in headcount ratio and intensity, changes in each indicator at the national level and changes in destitution where available (34 countries)
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2013 Resources

The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2013 - 2 pager  Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2013. OPHI Briefing 17, 2013.
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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2013 - in full  Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2013: In full. OPHI Briefing 13, 2013.
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Identifying the bottom billion beyond national averages  Identifying the ‘bottom billion’: Beyond national averages. OPHI Briefing 14, 2013.
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Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India 1999-2006  Multidimensional poverty reduction in India 1999-2006: Slower progress for the poorest groups. OPHI Briefing 15, 2013.
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How Multidimensional Poverty went down  How multidimensional poverty went down: Dynamics and comparisons. OPHI Briefing 16, 2013.
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MPI 2013: Brief Methodological Note and Results  Multidimensional Poverty Index 2013: Brief methodological note and results. OPHI Briefing 12, 2013.
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Acute Multidimensional Poverty: A New Index Measuring acute poverty in the developing world: Robustness and scope of the MPI. OPHI Working Paper 59, 2013.
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Supplementary data
Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India Multidimensional poverty reduction in India between 1999 and 2006: Where and how? OPHI Working Paper 60, 2013. (Also published in World Development 72 (2015) 93-108).
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Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India Where do the world’s multidimensionally poor people live? OPHI Working Paper 61, 2013.
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Human Development Report 2013
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Press Release: International Poverty index identifies ‘star’ developing countries in Africa and Asia
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Press Release: South Asia Nepal and Bangladesh are star performers in cutting multidimensional poverty
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 1.1-2.3
Main MPI results, headcount ratio by dimensions, contribution of deprivations and other measures of poverty and wellbeing at the national level (104 countries) MPI Results with k=0.2 as the poverty cutoff
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables 3.1-3.3
Multidimensional poverty, headcount ratio by dimension and contribution of deprivations at the sub-national level (663 regions of 65 countries)
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2011 Resources

 Least developed countries and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). OPHI Briefing 10, 2012.
Multidimensional Poverty Index 2011 (Research briefing). OPHI Briefing 07, 2011.
Key 2011 findings and summary of the MPI method and uses
Multidimensional Poverty Index 2011. OPHI Briefing 06, 2011.
 UNDP Human Development Report 2011
 Multidimensional Poverty Index 2011: Brief methodological note. OPHI Briefing 05, 2011.
Tables 1.1-2.3 excel  Data tables: Main MPI results 2011
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Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables: Regional decomposition and time composition
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2010 Resources

 Multidimensional Poverty Index 2010. (2 pages). OPHI Briefing 06, 2011.
Acute multidimensional poverty: A new index for developing countries. OPHI Working Paper 38, 2010. (Also published as UNDP HDR Background Paper 2010/11 and in
World Development 59: 251-274).
 Illuminating people’s lives: Human experiences of multidimensional poverty. (Case studies). OPHI, 2010.
 Is the Multidimensional Poverty Index robust to different weights? OPHI Briefing 03, 2010.
The Multidimensional Poverty Index and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Showing interconnections. OPHI Briefing 04, 2010.
 Multidimensional Poverty Index 2010 – Research briefing. OPHI Briefing 01, 2010.
Tables 1.1-2.3 excel Data tables: Main MPI results 2010
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General Resources

 Acute multidimensional poverty: A new index for developing countries. OPHI Working Paper 38, 2010. (Also published as UNDP HDR Background Paper 2010/11 and in
World Development 59: 251-274).
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 MPI Construction and analysis: Training material for producing national human development reports. OPHI, 2011.
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Sub-national disparities and inter-temporal evolution of multidimensional poverty across developing countries. OPHI Research in Progress 32a, 2011.
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Multidimensional poverty measurement for EU-SILC countries. OPHI Research in Progress 36a, 2012. [See also the updated papers 36b (2014) and 36c (2014).]
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 Multidimensional measurement of poverty in Sub Saharan Africa. OPHI Working Paper 13, 2008. (Also published in Social Indicators Research 112(2) 2013, 337-362).
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Multidimensional poverty in Bhutan: Estimates and policy implications. OPHI Working Paper 14. (Also published in Journal of Bhutan Studies 18, 2008, 1-50).

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 Setting weights in multidimensional indices of well-being. OPHI Working Paper 18, 2008. (Also published in Econometric Reviews 32(1) 2013, 7-34).
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A report on Mexican multidimensional poverty measurement. OPHI Working Paper 40, 2010. (Also published in Medición Multidimensional de la Pobreza en México (Julio Boltvinik, et al., eds.), El Colegio de México).
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Understandings and misunderstandings of multidimensional poverty measurement. OPHI Working Paper 43, 2011. (Also published in Journal of Economic Inequality 9(2) 2011, 289-314).
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Multidimensional poverty and its discontents. OPHI Working Paper 46, 2011. (Also published in “Measure for Measure: How Well Do We Measure Development? Proceedings of the 8th AFD-EUDN Conference”).
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 Measurement errors and multidimensional poverty. OPHI Working Paper 50, 2012.
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A robust multidimensional poverty profile for Uganda. OPHI Working Paper 55, 2012. (Also published in Journal of Human Development and Capabilities 15(4), 2014, 369-390).
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Please note: OPHI is not able to share MPI results with any countries prior to the official launch of the MPI by the Human Development Report Office.