Multidimensional Poverty across Ethnic Groups: Disaggregating the Global MPI

OPHI Briefings

It is vital to document inequalities across ethnic groups to inform policies that can enable inclusive poverty reduction measures and prioritise the poorest. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) demand greater disaggregation of indicators in order to make visible the inequalities that exist across social groups. This briefing presents disaggregations of the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)2 by ethnicity for the 24 countries and 650 million people whose current surveys present figures by ethnic group.

Download the supplementary Ethnicity Table.

Citation for the briefing: Alkire, S. and Kovesdi, F. (2020). 'Multidimensional poverty across ethnic groups: Disaggregating the global MPI', OPHI Briefing 55. Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Citation for the Ethnicity Table: Kovesdi, F. and Mitchell, C. (2020). 'Ethnicity disaggregation of the 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index’, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

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Sabina Alkire and Fanni Kovesdi
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