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National MPI

Multidimensional Poor (based on National MPI): 29% (in 2016/2017)
Launch date of national MPI: December 2018
Institution responsible for national MPI: National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR)

The Rwanda’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (RW-MPI) has four dimensions and 14 indicators:


Each of the four dimensions is given an equal weight of 1/4 in the MPI. Values for the component indicators differ depending on the number of indicators under each dimension.  A person needs to be deprived in 2 out of 5 (40%) of weighted indicators to be identified as multidimensionally poor.

Rwanda’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is based on the Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV) data.

Full report is available here.

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