Poverty in Rural and Urban Areas: Direct Comparisons Using the Global MPI 2014


OPHI Briefing 24

Our rural-urban analysis finds that of the 1.6 billion people identified as MPI poor, 85% live in rural areas – significantly higher than income poverty estimates of 70-75%. We also analyse changes over time by rural and urban regions for 34 countries, looking at the level and composition of that change by each of the Global MPI’s 10 indicators.

Authors: Sabina Alkire, Mihika Chatterjee, Adriana Conconi, Suman Seth and Ana Vaz

Year: 2014