2021 Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)


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2021 Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

October 7, 2021

Disparities in multidimensional poverty among ethnic groups are consistently high across many countries and in nine ethnic groups more than 90 percent of the population is trapped in poverty, according to new analysis on global multidimensional poverty released today.

The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative measures poverty by considering various deprivations experienced by people in their daily lives, including poor health, insufficient education and a low standard of living. Today’s report examines the level and composition of multidimensional poverty across 109 countries covering 5.9 billion people and presents an ethnicity/race/caste disaggregation for 41 countries with available information.

*** As Multidimensional Poverty Index could not be calculated for Turkey due to lack of data, Turkey was not included in the 2021 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index Report.

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