Understanding Poverty in Africa

OPHI Briefing 56 (PDF, 20 pages)

This briefing synthesises information from the 2020 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) with a focus on Africa. It provides multidimensional poverty data for 48 African countries, covering 1.25 billion people living on the continent using household surveys fielded between 2010 and 2019. In addition, the 2020 global MPI also includes trend data for 37 African countries enabling a focus on how poverty is changing on the African continent.

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Authors: Ross Jennings and Christian Oldiges
Year: 2020

Citation: Jennings, R. and Oldiges, C. (2020). ‘Understanding Poverty in Africa’, OPHI Briefing 56. Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.