Global MPI data tables 2021

The global MPI results are presented in Tables 1–8.  These results use the most recent data from 109 countries, covering 5.9 billion people, and including trends over time in 84 countries. The results include disaggregation by age groups, rural/urban areas, and subnational regions. A new element in this 2021 round is that we have disaggregated by gender of household head (female and male) and present results for three points in time for 28 of the 84 countries with harmonised estimates. As a measure of robustness, we also publish results for multiple poverty-cutoffs. Finally, auxiliary statistics such as standard errors and sample sizes are part of these data tables.

Table 1National Results MPI 2021 [download]
Table 2Other Poverty Cutoff (k) Results MPI 2021 [download]
Table 3Age Results MPI 2021 [download]
Table 4Rural / Urban Area Results MPI 2021 [download]
Table 5Subnational Results MPI 2021 [download]
Table 6Trends Results MPI 2021 (incl. national, age, area and subnational results) [download]
Table 7Female / Male Headship Results MPI 2021 [download]
Table 8All MPI Data Ever Published (2010–2021) [download]

The special ethnicity tables produced for the global MPI 2021 report can be downloaded from this page.

Global MPI do-files 2021

The 2021 global MPI presents results on multidimensional poverty, using the most recent data from 109 countries. Our current margin estimates for 109 countries are based on the most accurate data possible using indicator definitions constructed using the available data.

We also estimate trends over time for 84 of these 109 countries. 28 of these countries have trends for three points in time, while it is two points in time for 56 countries. Our harmonised over time estimates are based on indicator definitions that are harmonised for comparability over time.

We standardised and harmonised indicators across 221 survey data sets to produce the results for global MPI 2021. The technical files (or Stata do-files) for each country can be downloaded here. 196 of these data sets have standardised and harmonised indicators that were used to produce the current margin estimates and the harmonised over time estimates. 25 data sets have only standardised indicators that gives the current margin estimates. More information on survey details are available in Methodological Notes 51 (Alkire, Kanagaratnam and Suppa, 2021).

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