Namibia MPI

MPI originally introduced:  2021

Latest MPI results: Namibia MPI 2021

The Namibia MPI was launched by the Namibia Statistics Agency in June 2021 to provide statistics on multidimensional poverty to inform policy and programmatic design and implementation and to complement monetary poverty statistics and track progress on National Development Plans and the Sustainable Development Goals. This report presents the findings of the 2021 Namibian Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) which aims to inform and guide poverty reduction strategies in Namibia. This MPI is based on the Namibian Household Income and Expenditure Survey (NHIES 2015/16). 

The Namibian MPI was developed as part of a collaboration led by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), with UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, and OPHI. 

Namibia MPI structure: dimensions and indicators 

Poverty Cut-Off: A person is considered poor if they are deprived in 30% of 11 weighted indicators.

Namibia MPI 2021 Structure

Source: Namibia Statistics Agency (2021). Namibia Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Report 2021. Windhoek, Namibia

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 Namibia based on DHS year 2013.   

Cover of Namibia MPI Report 2021