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30 July 2019
Disaggregation matters The global MPI highlights inequalities at the global, regional, national and subnational levels. Each layer of analysis yields a new understanding of inequality and provides a far richer picture than the $1.90 a day poverty rate. Incidence and intensity The MPI is the product of the incidence (number or percentage of poor...
18 July 2019
In the lead up to the upcoming 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) on inequality, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) recently held a joint meeting in New York with members of the South-South Global Thinkers – a Global Coalition of Think Tank Networks for South-South...
10 July 2019
Click here for FRENCH and SPANISH Of the 1.3 billion people who are multidimensionally poor, more than two-thirds of them—886 million—live in middle-income countries. New York, 11 July 2019. - The traditional concept of poverty is outdated, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford...
05 July 2019
The 2019 global MPI, to be released on 11 July 2019, will shed light on the number of people experiencing poverty at regional, national and subnational levels, revealing vast inequalities across countries and among the poor themselves. By measuring the multiple deprivations people face in their daily lives - in their health, education and living...
24 June 2019
UNDP’s Human Development Report turns 30 next year. This is a moment both for celebrating the report’s impact, and for reflecting on how it can continue to help global development in a landscape dominated by the SDGs. “People,” began the first Human Development Report (HDR), “are the real wealth of nations”. That 1990 report marked a turning point...
13 June 2019
The goal of reducing inequalities is enshrined in the 2030 Agenda and its central pledge of leaving no one behind, which recognizes the need for inclusion and empowerment of the most vulnerable. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10 aims to “reduce inequality between and within countries,” but the other goals also envision advancing equity. While...
10 June 2019
Nevena Kulic is a Researcher at the European University Institute and Christina Lengfelder is a Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office at UNDP. Education has often been called the great equalizer of societies. But in spite of considerable progress in access to primary and secondary education, steep inequalities in human...