Defining MPI Dimensions through Participation: The Case of El Salvador

OPHI Briefing 49 (MPPN Policy Briefing) (PDF, 4 pages)

How to choose dimensions and indicators that better target public policies? This question was asked in El Salvador in the early stages of creating the MPI-ES. Several paths were tested. There were many suggestions for dimensions and indicators. But, understanding that poverty is more than income level, which dimensional deprivations are felt most by the poor population? To answer this question, El Salvador conducted a participatory process that was instrumental in defining the dimensions and indicators of the final index.

Author: Carolina Moreno
Year: 2017

OPHI Briefing 49 is also available in SPANISH.

Citation: Moreno, C. (2017). ‘Defining MPI dimensions through participation: The case of El Salvador’, OPHI Briefing 49, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.