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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

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    21st Jul, 2020
  • The 2020 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index(MPI) has been released
  • The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) identifies multiple deprivations at the household and individual level in health, education and standard of living.
  • MPI was developed by Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative and the United Nations Development Programme.
  • Title of the report is: Charting pathways out of multidimensional poverty: Achieving the SDGs.
  • The 2020 release of the MPI presents estimates for 107 developing countries with a combined population of 5.9 billion (77% of the world total). About 1.3 billion people in the countries covered lived in multidimensional poverty between 2008 and 2019.
  • The report shows that 65 out of 75 countries studied significantly reduced their multidimensional poverty levels between 2000 and 2019.
  • A person is multidimensional poor if she/he is deprived in one third or more (means 33% or more) of the weighted indicators (out of the ten indicators).

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