Global MPI: 0.303

Joined MPPN: 2013

In 2012, Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), with the support of the United Nations Development Programme, for the first time computed a national MPI. The results demonstrated the importance of considering several scopes in determining poverty.



Multidimensional Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

In June 2016, the Islamic Development Bank and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative published the report ‘Multidimensional Poverty Assessment in IDB Sub-Saharan African Member Countries’. What is the state of poverty in the region? Where are the people with largest deprivations located? The answers to these questions are crucial to formulating adequate policy responses for one of the poorest regions of the world.

Are Changes in the Incidence of Multidimensional Poverty and Monetary Poverty Similar?

Con base en datos de 27 países que redujeron su pobreza multidimensional, se puede concluir que no existe un patrón uniforme en los cambios absolutos de la incidencia de ésta y de la pobreza monetaria.

Data of the month | Multidimensional poverty and monetary poverty: are the results similar?

Did you know that there could be large disparities in the number of poor people depending on the way in which poverty is measured? Comparing the levels and changes in income poverty and multidimensional poverty reveals a complex history, and reinforces the need to complement traditional monetary measures with a multidimensional approach.