OPHI Policy Briefing 20
The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an index of acute multidimensional poverty that in 2014 covers 108 developing countries. It assesses the nature and intensity of poverty at the individual level, by directly measuring the overlapping deprivations poor people experience simultaneously. It provides a vivid picture of how and where people are poor, within and across countries, regions and the world, enabling policymakers to better target their resources at those most in need. This document provides an overview of key findings.
Authors: Sabina Alkire, Adriana Conconi, Suman Seth, and Ana Vaz