The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) has been computed for 33 new datasets in 2014 using the same methodology as previously, and is now available for 108 countries using data from 2002-2013, with 57 countries having data for 2009-2013. The recent studies have also tracked changes in multidimensional poverty over time for 34 countries using DHS data, greatly extending last year’s work. Two measures related to distribution have been developed: one reflecting inequality among the poor, and the other, regional disparity in MPI across subnational regions. A new measure identifies the destitute as subset of the MPI poor who have deeper deprivations in at least a subset of MPI indicators.
Akire, S. STRIVE Learning Lab 30. Multidimensional Poverty Analysis. (2014) [48 min. 28 sec.]