Afghanistan MPI

MPI originally introduced: 2019

Latest results: Afghanistan MPI 2020

In February 2021, the National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) presented unpublished results of the Afghanistan Multidimensional Poverty Index (A-MPI) 2020, at the United Nations Statistics Commission, and also discussed the trends in the A-MPI since 2016/17. 

In 2022, OPHI and the Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) published a policy report based on the 2020 MPI which drew on data from the 2020 Afghanistan Income Expenditure and Labour Force Survey. 

Previous results

The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) of Afghanistan in collaboration with OPHI published the Multidimensional Poverty Report Index 2016–2017 in March 2019. It presented the first official, Afghanistan Multidimensional Poverty Index (A-MPI) to help policy makers in Afghanistan coordinate poverty reduction programmes.

Afghanistan MPI structure: dimensions and indicators

Poverty Cut-Off: A person is considered poor if they are deprived in 40% or more of the 18 weighted indicators.

Afghanistan MPI structure

Source: National Statistics and Information Authority (2019). Afghanistan Multidimensional Poverty Index 2016–2017. NSIA, Kabul

Global MPI

The annual global MPI produced by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative in partnership with the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme is an internationally comparable index of acute multidimensional poverty. OPHI publishes Country Briefings summarising poverty statistics of the global MPI for each country. 

Visit the most recent Global MPI Country Briefing for Afghanistan based on DHS 2015–2016