Which data sources are used in the MPI?

The MPI relies on two main databases that are publicly available and comparable for most developing countries: the ICF Macro Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) and the UNICEF’s Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS). For several countries, national household surveys with the same or similar content and questionnaires are used - Argentina, 2005 Encuesta Nacional de Nutrición y Salud (ENNys); Brazil, 2014, 2013 and 2012 Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios (PNAD); China, 2012 China Family Panel Studies; Ecuador, 2014 and 2006 Encuesta de Condiciones de Vida (ECV); Jamaica, 2012 and 2010 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC); Libya, 2007 Pan Arab Population and Family Health Survey (PAPFAM); Mexico, 2012 and 2006 Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Nutricion (ENSANUT); Morocco, 2011 Palestinian Family Health Survey (PAPFAM); State of Palestine, 2006/2007 Pan Arab Population and Family Health Survey (PAPFAM); Syrian Arab Republic, 2009 Pan Arab Population and Family Health Survey (PAPFAM), and South Africa, 2012 and 2008 National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS). Tables 6 of the Human Development Report Statistical Annex indicate for each country if data come from the DHS, MICS or from a national survey.