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Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014

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Research reports & papers
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Alkire,S., Chatterjee,M., Conconi, A. , Seth, S. and Vaz, A.
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The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an index of acute multidimensional poverty that covers over 100 developing countries. It assesses the nature and intensity of poverty at the individual level, by directly measuring the overlapping deprivations poor people experience simultaneously. It provides a vivid picture of how and where people are poor, within and across countries, regions and the world, enabling policymakers to better target their resources at those most in need through policy interventions that tackle the many different aspects of poverty together. This brief explains how the Global MPI is constructed and how it can be used, and summarises a number of analyses of the Global MPI figures released in June 2014. For more resources: Constructing a multidimensional poverty measure ; Measuring Acute Poverty in the Developing World: Robustness and Scope of the Multidimensional Poverty Index: available as an OPHI working paper or in World Development .