Inequality among the MPI Poor, and Regional Disparity in Multidimensional Poverty: Levels and Trends


OPHI Briefing 25

Inequality: Poverty reduction is not necessarily uniform across all poor people in a country, or across population subgroups; an improvement overall may yet leave the poorest of the poor behind. In 2014 we use a new measure to analyse inequality among poor people in 90 countries, and find the highest levels are to be found in 15 Sub-Saharan African countries; in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan; and in Yemen and Somalia.

Authors: Sabina Alkire and Suman Seth

Year: 2014