OPHI Policy Briefing 32
The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an index of acute multidimensional poverty that in 2015 covers 101 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 briefing document provides an overview of key findings from the 2015 annual updates of the Global MPI.
Authors: Sabina Alkire, Christoph Jindra and Gisela Robles Aguilar