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Multidimensionally Poor (based on National MP measure): 17.3% (in 2017 based on initial* MPI)
Launch date of national initial MPI: November 2018
Institution responsible for national MPI: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
Dimensions of national initial MPI: Education; Health and Nutrition; Housing, Water and Sanitation;  Employment.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released the multidimensional poverty index (MPI) based on an initial* methodology (Alkire Foster Method). The MPI serves to complement the income-based measure of poverty. In the initial methodology, there are 13 indicators identified across the following four dimensions:

(*) The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), in consultation with its Inter-Agency Committee on Poverty Statistics, developed an initial methodology for estimating the multidimensional poverty index based on the Alkire and Foster methodology. Recognizing that the MPI indicators are crucial to inform policy and planning, PSA intends to collect more relevant information as inputs to further enhance the MPI methodology and consult with stakeholders to come up with an official methodology to be recommended to the PSA Executive Board for approval.

More info on MPI:

Technical note on the estimation of the Multidimensional Poverty Index based on the initial methodology (Alkire Foster Method).

Press release


Complementary info:

Info: ‘What Has Really Happened to Poverty in the Philippines? New Measures, Evidence, and Policy Implications’ by Arsenio M. Balisacan

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