Costa Rica
Foto: David Álvarez Veloso

Launch date of national MPI: October 2015
Institution responsible for national MPI: Social Inclusion and Human Development Ministry and National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC)
Dimensions of national MPI: education, health, housing, employment, social protection and equity
Joined MPPN: 2014

On October 29, 2015 the Government launched its MPI. The Costa Rican MPI includes several innovations, for example through incorporating gender indicators and a strong labour dimension, and will be used for targeting of social programs. This educational video (Spanish only), released by the President’s Office, describes multidimensional poverty and how the index has been adapted to the country.

Voluntary National Review (2017)Costa Rica also uses an Alkire-Foster (AF) MPI, because it sees the challenge of Poverty reduction should be approached in a multidimensional form, as it’s national strategy outlines. Since October 2015, Costa Rica has used its MPI to coordinate policies and implement novel initiatives – especially those that address traditionally excluded populations like those with disability, indigenous persons, women, and migrants. Full Report Here

MPI Costa Rica: Main Results (Spanish). Statement on the MPI from Costa Rica Government.