Sub-National Disparities and Inter-Temporal Evolution of Multidimensional Poverty Across Developing Countries

OPHI Research in Progress 32a

52 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2012

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Sabina Alkire

Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative

Jose Roche

Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative

Suman Seth

University of Leeds - Economics Division; University of Oxford - Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative

Date Written: December 1, 2011

Abstract

In 2010, the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) in collaboration with the United National Development Programme (UNDP) introduced a new multidimensional measure of acute poverty for developing countries, referred to as the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) (Alkire and Santos, 2010). This paper focuses on the new analyses of sub-national decompositions and changes over time for 1.4 billion of the 1.65 billion MPI poor people identified by the MPI in 2011. It analyses the incidence, intensity and composition of multidimensional poverty at sub-national levels for 66 developing countries, and presents poverty estimates for 683 sub-national regions.

Suggested Citation

Alkire, Sabina and Roche, Jose and Seth, Suman, Sub-National Disparities and Inter-Temporal Evolution of Multidimensional Poverty Across Developing Countries (December 1, 2011). OPHI Research in Progress 32a. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2118582 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2118582

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Jose Roche

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