authors Sabina Alkire and Maria Emma Santos
objectives This paper presents a new Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for 104 developing countries. It is the first time multidimensional poverty is estimated using micro datasets (household surveys) for such a large number of countries which cover about 78 percent of the world´s population.
type of data secondary data
methods Alkire & Foster Multidimensional Poverty Method
source Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), Multiple Indicators Health Survey (MIHS) and World Health Survey (WHS), and other National Survey
geographic context 104 developing countries
keywords Health, Education and Standard of Living.