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Identifying the poorest people and groups : strategies using the global Multidimensional Poverty Index

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If development is about poverty reduction, then where the poorest live is an important question. This paper seeks to answer this questionusing an internationally comparable multidimensional poverty index (MPI) to identify the poor using household surveys across more than a hundred countries. We compare three approaches to identifying the bottom billion: (i) the billion living in the poorest countries; (ii) the billion living in the poorest subnational regions and (iii) the poorest billion...

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International Development
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Save the Children, UK
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King’s College London,
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OPHI working paper
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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2014-11-01
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2040-8188
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78
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English
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2015-04-09

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