Foto: David Álvarez Veloso

Global MPI: 0.022
National MPI: 21.9% (in 2014)
Launch date of national MPI: August 2011
Institution responsible for national MPI: Department of Social Prosperity
Dimensions of national MPI: education, childhood and youth conditions, work, health, and public services and housing
Joined MPPN: 2013

In 2011, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a new National Development Plan, with poverty reduction as the focus. Devised by the Ministry of Planning, it features a Colombian Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI-Colombia), based on the Alkire-Foster method, which is used both to set specific targets and track progress. The most recent National Development Plan of 2015 again places a focus on the MPI.

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“A Counting Multidimensional Poverty Index in Public Policy Context: the case of Colombia” by Roberto Angulo, Beatriz Díaz and Renata Pardo.


‘Poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon which requires a multidimensional political response’

Colombia was one of the first countries to officially establish a multidimensional poverty measurement in 2011. Tatyana Orozco, ex-director of Colombia’s Department for Social Prosperity, spoke with Dimensions about how the Columbian government is using the Colombian Multidimensional Poverty Index (C-MPI).

Editorial | Dimensiones 3

In this edition, we are pleased to present a variety of articles from different regions of the world – Latin America, Africa and India – that illustrate the richness offered by multidimensional poverty indices (MPIs) for analysing poverty, either alone or as a complement to income measurement.

Seminar focuses on “MPI: its impact on social policy in Colombia”

On Monday March 13 experts on Multidimensional Poverty gathered together at Los Andes University in Bogotá Colombia to discuss the impact that the National Multidimensional Poverty Index has had on the design and implementation of Social Policies in the country.

UN48SC: Presentations and Remarks

On 7 March 2017, the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) hosted a Side Event at the 48th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in New York. The Commission is the key UN statistical entity, with participation from national and international statistical leaders from across the world.

In Brief: Roundtable and dashboard for the reduction of poverty in Colombia

“In Brief” is a section of Dimensions magazine that provides short versions of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network’s policy briefings series. In this issue, we summarize a briefing on Colombia by Diego Zavaleta and Roberto Angulo.

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