Multidimensional Poverty Index Report 2022 – Uganda

National MPI Reports

The Multidimensional Poverty Index Report 2022 – Uganda presents the findings from the first official national Multidimensional Poverty Index for Uganda. It was produced by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) in partnership with OPHI and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Ugandan MPI is based on the 2016/17 and 2019/20 Uganda National Household Surveys and aims to broaden the measurement of poverty in Uganda to Leave No One Behind. About 27% of the population are multidimensionally poor, but not monetarily poor.  

The findings reveal marked geographical disparities in poverty across subnational levels in Uganda and highlight that, nationally, poverty is largely driven by the living standards dimension.

The Uganda MPI is calculated using 12 indicators grouped under four dimensions: education; health; living standards; employment and financial inclusion.

Sub-Saharan Africa
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Multidimensional Poverty Index Report 2022 – Uganda


Uganda Bureau of Statistics

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