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Panama and the Dominican Republic presented their National MPIs

Publicado el: June 22nd, 2017 Por MPPN

The Government of the Dominican Republic launched its MPI on the 27th of June in an official ceremony led by the Vice President of the country, Margarita Cedeño Fernández and attended by a number of Government Ministers and Sabina Alkire, Director of OPHI. The Dominican Republic MPI also has 5 dimensions, but with 24 indicators. Among them are the digital divide, discrimination and participation—all highly innovative. The data comes from a new instrument, the MPI Questionnaire, designed specifically to capture the different dimensions that had been identified through a participatory process.

Both measures help to identify the multiple dimensions of poverty that batter peoples lives at the same time. Their individual measures give each government information that can be used for more effective and efficient social policy and allow better governance of poverty resources.

MPPN and OPHI help organize a side event in OAS General Assembly

Publicado el: June 14th, 2017 Por MPPN

Guatemala will develop a National Multidimensional Poverty Index

Publicado el: June 9th, 2017 Por MPPN

The Minister of Social Development, José Moreno, invited Dr. John Hammock, co-founder of OPHI, to come to Guatemala to discuss a possible national MPI with the Government and various stakeholders that would be important in the development of a National MPI in Guatemala.

Dr. Hammock spoke to the leadership and also the technical staff of MIDES (the Ministry of Social Development). He singled out the importance of the trip of Vice Minister Demetreo Morán Herrera to the MPPN meeting in Acapulco late last year. Dr. Hammock also spoke to leaders of NGOs and key think tanks.

Also important were meetings with the Organization of American States, the UNDP and the European Union, all who expressed interest in supporting the program in different ways.   In a meeting with the Minister and Vice Ministers of MIDES with Dr Hammock, the Vice President of Guatemala, Dr. Jafeth Cabrera Franco, expressed the strong interest in a national MPI at the highest levels of the Government.  As coordinator of the Social Cabinet of the country, he looked forward to presenting the National MPI to that Cabinet.  He indicated that MIDES will lead the process but the full Government is behind the effort to build a National Guatemala MPI.

Left to right: Carlos René Vidal López, Vice Minister of Social Protection; José Mauricio Rodriguez Vice Minister of Administration and Finance; John Hammock; Jose Moreno Minister of Social Development and Demetreo Morán Herrera Vice Minister of Social Policy, Planning and Evaluation.


Training on MPI of Government technical staff.

Global MPI 2017: A Piercing Light on Child Poverty

Publicado el: June 5th, 2017 Por MPPN

OPHI has launched the 2017 Global MPI, which added estimations for Algeria and El Salvador, and updated MPI estimations for 23 countries including China, India, Mexico and South Africa at a special anniversary seminar at Oxford University on 1 June.

OPHI also launched its first-ever child poverty disaggregations for every country, finding that half of the multidimensionally poor people across 103 countries were children.

All materials can be accessed via the links below.

OPHI Briefing 46  Children’s Multidimensional Poverty: Disaggregating the global MPI (8 pages)

OPHI Briefing 47  Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017 (16 pages – overview of main findings)

Press Release

MPI Country Briefings 2017: A PDF for each of the 103 countries giving a concise overview of the MPI and associated statistics using the most recent dataset available.

Interactive Databank: Select your country and the statistics you wish to visualise in charts or maps, and create your own images for your presentations and analyses


DATA TABLES – excel tables with comprehensive results for 103 countries:

Tables 1.1-2.3  National MPI results, headcount ratio by dimensions, contribution of deprivations and other measures of poverty and wellbeing at the national level (103 countries) 

Tables 3.1-4.3  Rural and Urban Disaggregations: Multidimensional poverty, headcount ratio by dimension and contribution of deprivations in rural and urban areas (102 countries)

Tables 5.1-5.4 Disaggregation by Subnational Region: Multidimensional poverty, headcount ratio by dimension and contribution of deprivations at the sub-national level (988 regions of 78 countries)

Tables 6.1-6.6 Changes in Multidimensional Poverty over time: Strictly harmonised tables, including annualised changes in headcount ratio and intensity, changes in each indicator at the national level and changes in destitution where available (50 countries)

Table 7   Archive of all MPI estimations: The table presents an archive of all MPI estimations published since 2010. These are not harmonized for comparisons over time (for harmonized estimations see Table 6). Table 7 covers 256 estimations for 120 countries in 2017.

Tables 8.1-8.4 Child Poverty: Disaggregation by Age Group Multidimensional poverty, headcount ratio by dimensions and contribution of deprivations for different age groups at the national level (103 countries)

Editorial | Dimensiones 3

Publicado el: May 11th, 2017 Por MPPN