Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2015 (8 pages)

OPHI Briefings

The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an index of acute multidimensional poverty that covers over 100 developing countries. It assesses the nature and intensity of poverty at the individual level, by directly measuring the overlapping deprivations poor people experience simultaneously. It provides a vivid picture of how and where people are poor, within and across countries, regions and the world, enabling policymakers to better target their resources at those most in need through policy interventions that tackle the many different aspects of poverty together. This briefing paper explains how the Global MPI is constructed and how it can be used, and summarises a number of analyses of the Global MPI figures released in June 2015. 

Citation: Alkire, S., Jindra, C., Robles Aguilar, G., Seth, S. and Vaz, A. (2015). 'Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2015', OPHI Briefing 33, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

This Briefing counts also as Global MPI report No. 6, 2015. 

Poverty measurement, global MPI, Multidimensional Poverty Index, MPI
OPHI Briefing No. 33 cover image.

OPHI Briefing No. 33 cover image.

Sabina Alkire, Christoph Jindra, Gisela Robles Aguilar, Suman Seth and Ana Vaz
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