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Measuring acute poverty in the developing world : robustness and scope of the Multidimensional Poverty Index

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OPHI working paper no. 59
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This paper presents the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), a measure of acute poverty, understood as a person’s inability to meet simultaneously minimum international standards in indicators related to the Millennium Development Goals and to core functionings. It constitutes the first implementation of the direct method to measure poverty for over 100 developing countries. After presenting the MPI, we analyse its scope and robustness, with a focus on the data challenges and methodologic...

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University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department:
SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department:
SSD, Queen Elizabeth House, Department of International Development
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Publisher:
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Publisher's website
Publication date:
2013
ISSN:
2040-8188
URN:
uuid:96dd5862-25c4-4784-8f79-f81f839c1edf
Local pid:
ora:9470
ISBN:
978-1-907194-44-3

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