MPI – Winter 2015/16: Brief methodological note and results

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OPHI Briefing 36

The Winter Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2015/16 updates (released December 2015,
henceforth MPI 2015/16) use the same parameters (dimensions, indicators, cutoffs and weights) and the
same functional form (Alkire and Foster Adjusted Headcount Ratio M0) as in previous years. The main
MPI updates are released in summer; Winter MPI Updates provide the opportunity to share new
estimations for any databases that have been processed. This brief methodological note presents the
Winter 2015/16 MPI updates, and releases the tables with the full results: national MPI, destitution and
vulnerability results, rural, urban, subnational region, changes over time, and complete estimations, as well
as complementary data, dimensional breakdowns, and confidence intervals.

Authors: Sabina Alkire and Gisela Robles