IsDBI–OPHI Brief No. 2 ‘Exploring multidimensional poverty across IsDB Member Countries in MENA and Europe using the global MPI’

This brief, focusing on the Mid­dle East and North Africa (MENA) and Europe regions, moves away from standard income poverty assess­ments and explores multidimensional poverty of 15 IsDB Member Countries for which data are available. It brings to light multidimensional poverty as experienced at the national and subnational levels, providing a basis by which IsDB country programmes and government poli­cies can be crafted.

The brief highlights the nuances of countries’ multidimensional poverty situations through a systematic analytical framework, bringing out, for exam­ple, variations across sub-regions, between urban and rural populations, and across age groups. This brief also tracks and highlights success stories, such as in Mauritania, which made exemplary progress in reducing multidimensional poverty.

Citation: OPHI and IsDBI (2021). ‘Exploring multidimensional poverty across IsDB Member Countries in MENA and Europe using the global MPI’, IsDBI–OPHI Brief No. 2, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and IsDBI (Islamic Development Bank Institute), Oxford, UK.

Download IsDBI–OPHI Brief No. 2 (2021), ‘Exploring multidimensional poverty across IsDB Member Countries in MENA and Europe using the global MPI’.