Exploring multidimensional poverty in Bangladesh using the global MPI

IsDBI-OPHI Briefings

This brief, focusing on Bangladesh, moves away from standard income poverty assess­ments and explores multidimensional poverty in this IsDB Member Country. 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 Sylhet, which made exemplary progress in reducing multidimensional poverty.

Citation: OPHI and IsDBI (2021). ‘Exploring multidimensional poverty in Bangladesh using the global MPI’, IsDBI–OPHI Brief No. 5, 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
Country:
Bangladesh

Authors

IsDBI and OPHI

Series Name
IsDBI–OPHI Briefs
Publication date
2021
Publication Number
IsDBI–OPHI 5