UNDP launches Human Development Report 2013, featuring global MPI

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) launches its Human Development Report 2013 today, featuring an updated global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), an international measure of acute poverty covering 104 developing countries that was developed by OPHI with UNDP. You can see the new global MPI table here.

OPHI will be releasing all its analyses from the global MPI 2013 on Monday 18 March, including:

  • Key findings from the global MPI 2013;
  • An analysis of how multidimensional poverty has changed in 22 countries;
  • An analysis of multidimensional poverty reduction in India;
  • A look at identifying the world’s poorest billion people using the MPI.

The HDR 2013, entitled “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World”, will be launched in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. The report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.

The global MPI was developed by OPHI and the UNDP in 2010, and has been published in UNDP’s flagship HDR ever since.