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Mexico
Foto: David Álvarez Veloso

Global MPI: 0.011

National MPI: 45.5% (in 2012)
Launch date of national MPI: 2010
Institution responsible for national MPI: Council for the Evaluation of Social Policy (Coneval) and Secretariat of Social Development (Sedesol)
Dimensions of national MPI: income, educational lagging, deprivations due to access to health services, social security, housing quality and spaces, access to utilities in households, food access.

Joined MPPN: 2013

The Mexican Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) was designed by the independent Council for the Evaluation of Social Policy (Coneval) and adopted by the Mexican government in 2010. It was the first national poverty measure to reflect the full breadth of poverty at the household level. The Secretariat of Social Development (Sedesol), which is the public agency responsible for social development efforts in Mexico, has made the measure central to its work on eradicating poverty in the country.

Read more about Coneval´s methodology here.

Articles

Brief history of the measurement of multidimensional poverty in Latin America

María Emma Santos describes the region’s experience in measuring multidimensional poverty, which dates back forty years. Currently, seven of the eleven countries (or cities) with a national and official Multidimensional Poverty Index are in Latin America. This article is based on the second part of the OPHI working paper “Measuring Multidimensional Poverty in Latin America:” Previous Experience and the Way Forward

What is the aim of the MPPN? Reflections from the 2016 Annual Meeting

In June 2013, high-level representatives from 16 countries met in Oxford, United Kingdom to launch the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network, a platform of countries aimed at eradicating poverty in its many dimensions. After almost four years, the network has grown to include 53 countries and 14 international organizations. What is it that has attracted this many participants? We asked some of the delegates.

Multidimensional Poverty in Mexico

Gonzalo Hernandez Licona, Executive Secretary of Coneval, briefly explains multidimensional poverty indicator in Mexico and its importance (video).

MPPN Annual Meeting 2016: Testimonials (videos)

Testimonies from the participants of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network 2017 in Acapulco, México.

Special Session on Multidimensional Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya

On Wednesday, November 30th, the session “Multidimensional Poverty – Experiences from the South” will take place as part of the Second High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development and Cooperation in Nairobi, Kenya.

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