Multidimensional Poverty Index

Multidimensional Poverty Index was started in the year 2010 by Oxford Poverty and Human Development scheme UNDP.
Created On: Jul 25, 2014 15:56 IST

Origin

Multidimensional Poverty Index was started in the year 2010 by Oxford Poverty and Human Development scheme & UNDP. It uses dissimilar factors to find out poverty beyond income - based lists. It replaces the preceding Human Poverty Index.

Definition of MPI

The Multidimensional Poverty Index is a catalog of acute multi - dimensional poverty. It shows the number of people who are multi-dimensionally underprivileged & the number of deprivations with which poor households characteristically compete.

The index uses 3 dimensions as the Human Development Index:

• Health
• Education
• Standard of living

These are measured using the following indicators:

Health: Child Mortality, Nutrition

Education: Years of school, Children enrolled

Living Standards: Cooking fuel, Toilet, Water, Electricity, Floor, Assets

Related Categories