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Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Report 2021

Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Report 2021

The 2021 Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Report has been released jointly by UNDP and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).

  • MPI report estimates on multidimensional poverty across 109 developing countries including 26 low-income countries, 80 middle-income countries and 3 high-income countries.
  • The index has indicators that are divided into three equally weighted dimensions.

Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Report: Indicators

  1. Nutrition,
  2. Child mortality
  3. Years of schooling
  4. School attendance
  5. Cooking Fuel
  6. Sanitation
  7. Drinking Water
  8. Electricity
  9. Housing
  10. Assets

What Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Report say?

  • 1.3 billion people are multidimensionally poor.
  • About half (644 million) are children under age 18.
  • Nearly 85 percent live in Sub-Saharan Africa (556 million) or South Asia (532 million).
  • More than 67 percent live in middle-income countries.


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