Global MPI 2021 – Unmasking disparities by ethnicity, caste and gender

The joint OPHI and UNDP global MPI report, Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021 – Unmasking disparities by ethnicity, caste and gender, presents the key findings of the global MPI 2021. The analyses:

  • Provide estimates on multidimensional poverty for 109 developing countries (with data from surveys ranging 2009–2019/2020);
  • Include trends over time for 80 countries, for a range of periods between 2000–2019/2020;
  • Present multidimensional poverty estimates disaggregated by ethnicity and caste for 41 countries to identify who is – and how people are – being left behind;
  • Explore intrahousehold analysis with a gender lens;
  • Reveal how multidimensional poverty could amplify the impacts of COVID-19 shocks, hurting education, employment and livelihood.

Citation: UNDP and OPHI (2020). Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021 – Unmasking disparities by ethnicity, caste and gender. United Nations Development Programme and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.

Download the English version of the Global MPI 2021 report Unmasking disparities by ethnicity, caste and gender

Download the table ‘Multidimensional Poverty Index results by ethnic group 2021’