In the early 2000s, Mexico launched a process of institution-building for its social development policy and the formulation of an official poverty measure, which led to the creation of the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL) and the establishment of the first official multidimensional poverty measure in the world. Today, CONEVAL generates official multidimensional poverty estimates with representative data every two years at the state level and every five at the municipal level.
Authors: Diego Zavaleta, Carolina Moreno
Citation: Zavaleta, D. and Moreno, C. (2017). ‘CONEVAL: institution-building for multidimensional poverty measurement in Mexico’, OPHI Briefing 44, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.