What makes a household ‘multidimensionally’ poor?

One deprivation alone may not represent poverty. The MPI requires a household to be deprived in multiple indicators at the same time. A person is multidimensionally poor if she/he is deprived in one third or more of the weighted indicators. We also count those who are near-poor by as persons who are deprived in one fifth or more but less than one third of the weighted indicators. Those who are deprived in one half or more are considered being in extreme multidimensional poverty.