Sierra Leone MPI

MPI originally introduced:  2019

Latest MPI results: Sierra Leone MPI 2023

This report was produced by UNDP Sierra Leone and the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development in collaboration with Statistics Sierra Leone and OPHI. The report is based on data from the 2019 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) and includes results for changes over time between 2017 and 2019. 

Previous results

The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and Statistics Sierra Leone launched the Sierra Leone National MPI in 2019. The National MPI  2019 was based on data from the 2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey database. The MPI report was prepared with support from the UNDP and OPHI. The purpose of the report is to monitor the reduction of multidimensional poverty, help guide the implementation of social policies and provide critical baselines for the implementation of the Medium-term National Development Plan.

In the same year Sierra Leone also published a report on Multidimensional Child Poverty using a different set of weights indicators and based on data from MICS 2010 and 2017.

Sierra Leone MPI structure: dimensions and indicators 

Poverty Cut-Off for the National MPI: A person is considered poor if they are deprived in 40% or more of the 14 weighted indicators.  

Sierra Leone MPI structure

Source: UNDP Sierra Leone (2023). Multidimensional Poverty in Sierra Leone

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 Sierra Leone based on DHS year 2019.   

Cover of Sierra Leone MPI report 2023