India. National Multidimensional Poverty Index: A Progress Review 2023

The National Multidimensional Poverty Index: A Progress Review 2023, published by NITI Aayog, presents the second edition of the national MPI for India and is a follow-up to the Baseline Report published in November 2021. It provides multidimensional poverty estimates for India’s 36 States and Union Territories, along with 707 administrative districts across 12 indicators of the national MPI. These estimates have been computed using data from the 5th round of the NFHS (NFHS-5) conducted in 2019-21, employing the same methodology as the baseline report. This edition also presents the changes in multidimensional poverty between the survey periods of NFHS-4 (2015-16) and NFHS-5 (2019-21). India has achieved a remarkable reduction in its MPI value and Headcount Ratio between 2015-16 and 2019-21, indicating success of the country’s commitment and action to address the multidimensional nature of poverty through its multisectoral approach.

Citation: NITI Aayog (2023). India. National Multidimensional Poverty Index: A Progress Review 2023. NITI Aayog, Government of India, New Delhi.

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