The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2020 Report

The global MPI 2020 compares acute multidimensional poverty for 107 countries in developing regions. These countries are home to 5.9 billion people, three quarters of the world’s population. Of these people, 1.3 billion people (22%) are identified by the global MPI as multidimensionally poor.

More worrying is that half of these multidimensionally poor are children, meaning children still bear the biggest brunt of poverty.

Produced in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report Office (UNDP HDRO), the global MPI 2020 provides a detailed image of who is poor and how they are poor. It offers both a global headline and a fine- grained analysis covering 1,279 subnational regions, and important groups such as children, and people living in urban or rural areas, together with the indicator deprivations of each group.

Goal 1 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to end poverty in all its forms and dimensions. The global MPI 2020 offers a tool to make progress towards this goal. linkages between the global MPI and other SDG indicators related to climate, work, immunization, higher education, and urban/rural areas bring together multiple perspectives on pressing issues in development.