Belize MPI

MPI originally introduced: 2023

Latest MPI results: Belize MPI 2023

The Statistical Institute of Belize presented the findings of the Belize’s first Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) in March 2023. This study, which was based on data from the September 2021 Labour Force Survey, was carried out with technical and financial support from the UNICEF, UNDP, OPHI and the Caribbean Development Bank. The Statistical Institute of Belize plans to update multidimensional poverty estimates annually as part of the September round of the Labour Force Survey.  

Belize MPI structure: dimensions and indicators 

Poverty Cut-Off: A household is considered poor if they are deprived in 25% or more of the 17 weighted indicators.  

Belize MPI 2023 structure

Screenshot of Belize MPI 2023 structure

Source: 2:00 Launch presentation (accessed 28/11/2023) 

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 and includes Country Briefings summarising poverty statistics for each country.   

Visit the most recent Global MPI Country Briefing for Belize based on MICS year 2015-2016