Training Material for Producing the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

OPHI Research in Progress

This paper discusses the construction and analysis of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). It explains how the international MPI, which compares the situation of countries with respect to acute poverty, is calculated using globally comparable data. And it also explains how the MPI can be adapted to better suit national needs and realities.

Authors: Sabina Alkire and Maria Emma Santos

Year: 2011

Citation: Alkire, S. and Santos, M.E. (2011). 'Training material for producing the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)', Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

poverty measurement, Multidimensional Poverty Index, MPI, regional MPI, national MPI, global MPI

Sabina Alkire and Maria Emma Santos
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RP 31a