Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017 (2 pages)

OPHI Briefings

The global MPI is a new generation of multidimensional measures that supports key priorities in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). High-resolution poverty diagnostics are needed to leave no one behind. The global MPI is disaggregated by children, disability status, sub-national regions and rural/urban areas. Linked indices of destitution and severe poverty highlight the very poorest. The SDGs call for analyses of interlinkages across indicators, and the global MPI is built upon household-level multidimensional poverty profiles. The SDGs advocate integrated multi-sectoral policies. The global MPI unfolds to show the composition of poverty by indicator nationally, and in every disaggregated group. 

Citation: Alkire, S. and Robles, G. (2017). 'Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017', OPHI Briefing 48, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017 (2 pages)

Sabina Alkire and Gisela Robles
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OPHI Briefings
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B 48