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Who uses a multidimensional approach?

Multidimensional poverty measures are becoming increasingly popular. Poverty measures created using approaches such as the Alkire-Foster method (developed by OPHI) are attractive for those in charge of developing public policies because different dimensions and indicators can be selected to create specific measures for particular contexts.

The following countries have implemented national or local Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs) as official poverty measures:

Other governments and international organizations, many of them members of the MPPN, are creating an MPI or have expressed interest in exploring the development of these measures. Today, ministers and senior officials from more than 60 governments and international agencies are involved.