Multidimensional Poverty and Vulnerability to COVID-19: A Rapid Overview of Disaggregated and Interlinked Vulnerabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa

OPHI Briefing 54 (PDF, 16 pages)

This briefing provides a rapid assessment of vulnerabilities to COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa according to three indicators from the 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). It analyses deprivations in nutrition, drinking water and cooking fuel across 467 subnational regions and 40 countries.

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Erratum: Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia are missing from Figs 1a and 1b, please see the updated maps of 2019 global MPI data:
Map 1 – Proportion of people at high risk (2019)
Map 2 – Number of people at high risk (2019)

Authors: Sabina Alkire, Jakob Dirksen, Ricardo Nogales and Christian Oldiges.
Year: 2020.

Citation: Alkire, S., Dirksen, J., Nogales, R. and Oldiges, C. (2020). ‘Multidimensional Poverty and Vulnerability to COVID-19: A Rapid Overview of Disaggregated and Interlinked Vulnerabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa’, OPHI Briefing 54, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.