Exploring multidimensional poverty across IsDB Member Countries in the Africa and Latin America regions using the global MPI

IsDBI-OPHI Briefings

his brief, focusing on the Africa and Latin America regions, moves away from standard income poverty assessments and explores multidimensional poverty in 20 IsDB Member Countries for which data are available. It brings to light multidimensional poverty as experienced at the national and subnational levels, providing a basis by which IsDB country programmes and government policies can be crafted.

The brief highlights the nuances of countries’ multidimensional poverty situations through a systematic analytical framework, bringing out, for example, variations across sub-regions, between urban and rural populations, and across age groups.  This brief also tracks and highlights success stories, such as in Sierra Leone, which made exemplary progress in reducing multidimensional poverty.

Citation: OPHI and IsDBI (2021). ‘Exploring multidimensional poverty across IsDB Member Countries in the Africa and Latin America regions using the global MPI’, IsDBI–OPHI Brief No. 3, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and IsDBI (Islamic Development Bank Institute), Oxford, UK.

Keywords:
Multidimensional Poverty Index, global MPI, poverty measurement
Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Country:
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Chad
Comoros
Côte d’Ivoire
Gabon
Gambia
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Mali
Mozambique
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Suriname
Togo
Uganda
IsDBI–OPHI 3 cover image

IsDBI–OPHI 3 cover image

Authors

IsDBI and OPHI

Series Name
IsDBI–OPHI Briefs
Publication date
2021
Publication Number
IsDBI–OPHI 3