Botswana Pilot MPI

Pilot MPI originally introduced: 2021

Latest results: Botswana Pilot MPI 2021

In 2021, Botswana published a report on a pilot MPI using the Botswana Multi-Topic Household Survey (BMTHS) of 2015/16. The report was prepared by Statistics Botswana in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Botswana Pilot MPI structure: dimensions and indicators

Poverty Cut-Off: A person is identified as poor if they are deprived in at least 40% of all weighted indicators.

Source: Pilot National Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021, p.9

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 Botswana based on BMTHS 2015-2016.

More info on multidimensional poverty in Botswana

Institution responsible for statistics


Cover of Pilot Botswana MPI report 2021