Paraguay: INE presents the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for the first time

9 June, 2021

Through a webinar, the National Statistics Institute (INE) presents, for the first time in the country, the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), an official measure that analyzes the deprivation of the population in four dimensions: Access to work and social security; Housing and services; Health and environment, and Education.

The event will be on Wednesday June 9 at 11:00, through the Zoom platform. Likewise, it will be possible to follow the presentation through the live broadcast on the INE’s Facebook page.

This virtual meeting will have the following participants: National Director of the INE, Iván Ojeda; Director of OPHI, Sabina Alkire; Director of the Multidimensional Poverty Network of OPHI, Gonzalo Hernández Licona, and economist Verónica Serafini, representing the Inter-institutional Committee on Expanded Poverty.

The MPI complements the measurement of monetary poverty in the country, which has been analised in the country for 24 years from the perspective of people’s income.

The MPI methodology was developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), which in turn was based on the Capabilities Approach of the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Amartya Sen.

INE has received permanent advice from this prestigious organization and has also agreed on the construction of the MPI with public institutions, research centers, cooperating organizations and independent researchers.

To join the meeting:


ID: 892 8457 9394

Code: 2021

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