Philippines initial MPI

Initial methodology for the MPI introduced:  2018

Latest MPI results: Philippines initial MPI 2018

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) published the first initial methodology for a national MPI in 2018 to facilitate further discussion from stakeholders on identifying the most relevant indicators and methodology for measuring multidimensional poverty in the Philippines. The initial MPI was based on 2016/2017 data. In 2019 the Philippines approved a Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) which will improve data collection for multidimensional poverty estimates through a census of households undertaken by local government units. 

Updates on the process can be found via the interventions at MPPN Side Events at the UN (please see under 'More info' below). 


Philippines initial/draft MPI structure: dimensions and indicators 

Poverty Cut-Off: A person is considered poor if they are deprived in one third or more of the 13 weighted indicators.  

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 the Philippines based on DHS year 2017.

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Official institution responsible for statistics  


Dimensions articles  

Press Releases/News 


Rosemarie Edillon at UNGA 2018

Dr Rosemarie Edillon, Undersecretary for Planning and Policy, National Economic Development Authority, Philippine speaking at UNGA 73 in 2018

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