Measuring Multidimensional Poverty in Yemen

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This analysis, which is the product of a collaboration between the UNDP Country Office in Yemen and OPHI, represents a significant contribution to measuring and monitoring Yemen’s progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically the first goal and target 1.2, on reducing 'at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions' by 2030.

The study is Yemen´s first on the calculation of a subnational Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) based on the 2021 Yemen Human Development Survey. It covers the sub-national level (representative regions), urban and rural areas of Al Bayda, Ta’iz, Hadramawt, Shabwah, Aden, Lahj, Ma’rib, Al Maharah and Ad Dali’ governorates. A detailed breakdown by MPI indicators for each group makes the report a powerful policy tool to benchmark progress and inform planning and policy design.

Citation: UNDP (2023). Measuring Multidimensional Poverty in Yemen, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Yemen.

multidimensional poverty, poverty measurement
Arab States


UNDP Yemen

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