The MPI as a tool to measure Child Poverty

Half of the Global MPI poor are children

Highlights

Half of the Global MPI poor are children (among 103 countries and 5.8 billion people)

  • 2 out of 5 children (37%) are MPI poor ~ 689M children living in multidimensional poverty.
    – 50% of children in South Asia and 67% in Sub-Saharan Africa are MPI poor.
     
  • Incidence of the Global MPI is higher for children in every country, and children face higher intensity of poverty.
     
  • In 36 countries, including India, over 50% of children are MPI poor.
    – In Ethiopia, Niger and South Sudan, over 90% of children are MPI poor.
The MPI as a tool to measure Child Poverty
Author
Adriana Conconi, OPHI
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Languages
Chinese, English

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