Exploring multidimensional poverty across IsDB Member Countries in Asia using the global MPI

IsDBI-OPHI Briefings

This brief, focusing on the Asia region, moves away from standard income poverty assessments and explores multidimensional poverty in seven 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 Bangladesh, which made exemplary progress in reducing multidimensional poverty.

Citation: OPHI and IsDBI (2021). ‘Exploring multidimensional poverty across IsDB Member Countries in Asia using the global MPI’, IsDBI–OPHI Brief No. 4, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and IsDBI (Islamic Development Bank Institute), Oxford.

Keywords:
Multidimensional Poverty Index, global MPI, poverty measurement
Region:
South Asia
Europe and Central Asia
East Asia and the Pacific
Country:
Bangladesh
Indonesia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Maldives
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan

Authors

IsDBI and OPHI
 

Series Name
IsDBI–OPHI Briefs
Publication date
2021
Publication Number
IsDBI–OPHI 4