Multidimensional Poverty Index 2011 (2 pages)

OPHI Briefings

OPHI Policy Briefing 06

The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an international measure of poverty. Covering 109 developing countries, the MPI complements income poverty and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) measures by reflecting the acute deprivations that people face at the same time. It identifies people who contend with multiple deprivations across three dimensions: education, health, and living standards. The MPI was developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Programme Human Development Report Office (UNDP HDRO) for the UNDP’s flagship Human Development Report.

Citation: OPHI (2011). 'Multidimensional poverty Index 2011 (2-page)', Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

Poverty measurement, Multidimensional Poverty Index, global MPI, MDGs
OPHI Briefing 06 (2-page) cover image

OPHI Briefing 06 (2-page) cover image

Sabina Alkire, José Manuel Roche, Maria Emma Santos and Suman Seth
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