This Report is a joint product of the Central Bureau of Statistics of Nepal and OPHI. It presents Nepal’s official national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) based on Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2014. Based on Alkire-Foster method, the Nepal MPI counts the joint deprivations faced by individuals. According to the computations, 28.6% of Nepal’s population is multidimensionally poor. The indicators that contribute most to multidimensional poverty in Nepal are undernutrition and households that lack any member who has completed five years of schooling. The Report also provides an overview of the Nepal MPI disaggregation by seven provinces, and brings out that, by harmonised datasets, the incidence of multidimensional poverty has gone down from 59% in 2006 to 39% in 2011 and 29% in 2014.
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