Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014

by Developed Africa 25. June 2014 09:00

The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) have released their 2014 report which found that 1.6 billion people across the globe are living in multidimensional poverty.

The report was released last week, and an explanation on the OPHI website provides a break down of the topics they used for their analysis, which cover: Destitution, Dynamics, Rural-Urban Comparisons, and Inequality. The final topic named, Inequality, was a new measure for 2014, and is a very important addition to the analysis:

Poverty reduction is not necessarily uniform across all poor people in a country, or across population sub-groups; an improvement overall may yet leave the poorest of the poor behind. In 2014 we used a separate, decomposable measure of inequality – a positive multiple of variance – to analyse inequality among the MPI poor."

As well as these topics, there are 3 main dimensions that are looked into when analysing a countries' poverty levels, and within those there are 10 more indicators that lead the group to their results:

Tenindicators

To take a look at the briefing in full, click here.

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