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.

MPI Costa Rica: Main Results (PPT in Spanish).

Statement on the MPI from Costa Rica Government.


Multidimensional Poverty Index and Private Sector in Costa Rica

José Aguilar,Executive Director of Horizonte Positivo from Costa Rica (2:13 video).