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 household and all its members are multidimensionally poor if they are deprived in one third or more of the weighted indicators. We also count persons who live near multidimensional poverty as those 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 living in severe multidimensional poverty.