Visualising poverty

The MPI produces charts and graphics for analysis, but it can be useful to remember what these numbers mean in practice. MPI data is based on survey data collected predominantly by official staff, known as enumerators, organised by either international or national programmes, entering homes and asking householders a set of survey questions. That data, sampled for a population, then feeds the computation and analysis of MPIs. OPHI works on this latter stage, developing analysis, and training national statistical offices in how to use the data collected. In this gallery of images, you can see images of what would be considered as deprivations in some MPIs. It is important to note that indicator definitions vary across MPI, which are tailored to their local context, and poverty looks different from country to country and across time. Please click on the information icon for notes on the images.