Launch of Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 16:15

The Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) recently published an update of their Global Multidimensional Poverty Index. This is an international measure of acute poverty covering over 100 developing countries. It complements traditional income-based poverty measures by capturing the severe deprivations that each person faces at the same time with respect to education, health and living standards.

This year they have added several new resources:


1. Different aspects of poverty


2. Poverty and Destitution

Read OPHI Director, Sabina Alkire's comment on this report in The Conversation:

Open defecation and the grim health toll of being one of the world’s many destitute

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