Colombia launches a Municipal Multidimensional Poverty Measure

3 February, 2020

The National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) of Colombia launched the Municipal Multidimensional Poverty Measure of Censal Source. This measurement is made up of five dimensions: educational conditions of the household, conditions of children and youth, health, work and housing conditions and access to public services. These 5 dimensions involve 15 indicators. In this methodology, households with deprivation in at least 33.3% of the indicators are considered in poverty.


Incidence of municipal poverty

Municipalities with highest levels of municipal multidimensional poverty predominate in Orinoquía-Amazonia and Pacifica regions, and municipalities with lowest percentages are located in Central and Eastern regions of the country. Highest municipal multidimensional poverty incidence rates were presented in: Uribia (La Guajira) with 92.2%, Cumaribo (Vichada) with 91.4% and Alto Baudó (Chocó) with 90.6%. Municipalities with lowest incidence of multidimensional poverty were Sabaneta with 4.5% and Envigado with 4.9% in Antioquia and Chía (Cundinamarca) with 6.7%.

More information is available in Spanish.

Source: DANE.

Colombia Municipal MPI