Launch of 2021 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index: Unmasking disparities by ethnicity, caste and gender

07 October 2021

This event marks the launch of the 2021 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). Produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, the MPI measures poverty by considering various deprivations experienced by people in their daily lives, including poor health, insufficient education and a low standard of living. Today’s report examines the level and composition of multidimensional poverty across 109 countries covering 5.9 billion people and presents an ethnicity/race/caste disaggregation for 41 countries with available information. Visit for the full report and data.