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Global MPI 2018: 0.038

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

Joined MPPN: 2013

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:

I. Education: • School attendance • Educational attainment

II. Health and Nutrition: • Hunger • Food consumption • Health insurance

III. Housing, Water and Sanitation: • Ownership of assets • Toilet facility • Source of water supply • Tenure status of dwelling • Housing materials • Electricity

IV.Employment: • Underemployment • Working children not in school

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