Samoa MPI

MPI originally introduced: 2022

Latest MPI results: Samoa 2022

The Samoa Bureau of Statistics (SBS) published Samoa’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Report in collaboration with the UNDP with technical assistance and support provided by OPHI. The Samoa MPI 2022 uses the latest survey data from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) 2018.

The Samoa MPI report is intended to complement monetary measures and support policy analysts and policy makers in accelerating poverty reduction with evidence-based information on poverty at the national and regional level. The MPI was designed to mirror the vision of Samoa’s Pathway for the Development of Samoa (PDS) FY 2021/22 – FY 2025/26 which seeks to foster social harmony, safety, and freedom for all. 

Samoa MPI structure: dimensions and indicators 

Poverty Cut-Off: A person is considered poor if they are deprived in 34% of the 12 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 Samoa based on MICS year 2019-2020.   

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