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Launch of 2021 Multidimensional Poverty Index: Unmasking disparities by ethnicity, caste and gender

Friday, 8 October, 2021

Launch of 2021 Multidimensional Poverty Index: Unmasking disparities by ethnicity, caste and gender

by UNDP and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

This event marks the launch of the 2021 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). Produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, the MPI measures poverty by considering various deprivations experienced by people in their daily lives, including poor health, insufficient education, and a low standard of living.

The report examines the level and composition of multidimensional poverty across 109 countries, covering 5.9 billion people, and presents an ethnicity/race/caste disaggregation for 41 countries with available information.

Visit http://hdr.undp.org/en/2021-MPI for the full report and data.