Multidimensional Poverty Index – Winter 2015/16: Brief Methodological Note and Results

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The Winter Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2015/16 updates (released December 2015, henceforth MPI 2015/16) use the same parameters (dimensions, indicators, cutoffs and weights) and the same functional form (Alkire and Foster Adjusted Headcount Ratio M0) as in previous years. The main MPI updates are released in summer; Winter MPI Updates provide the opportunity to share new estimations for any databases that have been processed. This brief methodological note presents the Winter 2015/16 MPI updates, and releases the tables with the full results: national MPI, destitution and vulnerability results, rural, urban, subnational region, changes over time, and complete estimations, as well as complementary data, dimensional breakdowns, and confidence intervals. 

Citation: Alkire, S. and Robles, G. (2015). 'Multidimensional Poverty Index – Winter 2015/16:
Brief methodological note and results', OPHI Briefing 36 (OPHI MPI Methodological Notes 36), Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

This Briefing is also published as OPHI MPI Methodological Note No. 36.

poverty measurement, Multidimensional Poverty Index, global MPI


Sabina Alkire and Gisela Robles

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