Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017

Global MPI Reports

This Global MPI Report 2017 was originally published in 2017 as OPHI Briefing No. 47.

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 design policies that tackle the interlinked dimensions of poverty together.

Authors: Sabina Alkire and Gisela Robles

Year: 2017

Citation: Alkire, S. and Robles, G. (2017). 'Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017', Global MPI Report 8 (OPHI Briefing 47), Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

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Sabina Alkire and Gisela Robles

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Global MPI Reports
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GMPI 8 (B 47)