Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2014
This week the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2014 was launched by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) as part of its Human Development Report.
The MPI is designed to be a comprehensive measure of acute individual poverty across over 100 developing countries. The MPI is complementary to traditional income-based measures of poverty, capturing scarcities people face in terms of education, health and living standards.
It provides a tool for identifying the most vulnerable people, for understanding the drivers of poverty and it helps aid policy makers to target resources and design effective poverty eradication policies.