Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

In this report the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative delves into multidimensional poverty and analyses the overlapping deprivations of health, education and living standards, and where they are acute. The report throws light on multiple finds, like how though multidimensional poverty exists all developing regions, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia account for 83% of all multidimensionally poor people in the world.

Though India’s poverty rate has moved from 55% to 28% from 2005/6-2015/16, it still has the largest number of people living in multidimensional poverty. The report also finds that multidimensional poverty is more intense in rural areas than urban ones, and also throws light on childhood poverty, showing how children make up 49.9% of the world’s poor population.

Source:  Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) University of Oxford