Of 22 countries having data on MPI poverty over time, 18 reduced MPI
significantly, and most reduced multidimensional poverty faster than
Reductions in the intensity of MPI poverty were strongest in relatively
poorer countries such as Ethiopia, Malawi and Senegal, showing the vital
importance of using MPI, not just the percentage of poor people (H), in
order to document and celebrate the progress in the poorest countries.
If the current pace of poverty reduction continues to the end, then half
of the countries would eradicate MPI poverty within 20 years, 18 of the
22 within 41 years, and the remaining four countries within 95 years.
The authors’ analysis finds that low income countries facing a myriad of
development challenges can reduce MPI powerfully. Progress is possible –
even with imperfect institutions.
Alkire, S.; Roche, J. How Multidimensional Povery Went Down: Dymanics and Comparisons. (2013) 8 pp.
How Multidimensional Povery Went Down: Dymanics and Comparisons.