Defining MPI Dimensions through Participation: The Case of El Salvador

OPHI Briefings

How to choose dimensions and indicators that better target public policies? This question was asked in El Salvador in the early stages of creating the MPI-ES. Several paths were tested. There were many suggestions for dimensions and indicators. But, understanding that poverty is more than income level, which dimensional deprivations are felt most by the poor population? To answer this question, El Salvador conducted a participatory process that was instrumental in defining the dimensions and indicators of the final index.

OPHI Briefing 49 is also available in SPANISH.

Citation: Moreno, C. (2017). 'Defining MPI dimensions through participation: The case of El Salvador', OPHI Briefing 49, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

poverty measurement, national MPI, Multidimensional Poverty Index, El Salvador
Latin America and the Caribbean
El Salvador
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Carolina Moreno
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OPHI Briefings (MPPN Policy Briefings)
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B 49