2018 GLOBAL MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX

Launch of the 2018 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reaffirmed the importance of multi-dimensional approaches to poverty that go beyond economic measures of depravations. With the 2018 estimates, the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) answers the call to better measure progress against Sustainable Development Goal 1 – to end poverty in all its forms; and opens a new window into how poverty - in all its dimensions – is changing.

The 2018 global MPI casts light on who is multidimensionally poor, where do they live and how they are deprived.

The 2018 MPI:

  • Paints a picture of multidimensional poverty across 105 developing countries, covering 74 percent of the global population.
  • Identifies the ways in which people are being left behind by looking into three key dimensions - health education and living standards – through 10 different indicators.
  • Allows comparisons across countries.
  • Looks into disparities within countries disaggregating by age groups, urban/rural areas and subnational regions.

The 2018 global MPI provides a valuable tool for more high-impact sectoral and integrated policies that can be tailored to what poverty looks like, instead of a one-solution-fits-all approach.


Download the 2018 Global Multidimensional Index dataset

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