The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and the results of its first analysis have been featured in major publications, including The New York Times, The Economist, The Guardian, and Le Devoir.
The MPI tries to give a more accurate picture of acute poverty than traditional “dollar-a-day” measures by considering indicators of health, education, and standard of living, in addition to income. The index will be featured in the 20th anniversary edition of the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report, to be released in November.
Measures of multidimensional poverty have been used by national governments, including Mexico and Bhutan, and are being considered by Chile and Colombia.
Recent media coverage of MPI:
The New York Times
Changing poverty’s parameters
A wealth of data: A useful new way to capture the many aspects of poverty
More of world's poor live in India than in all sub-Saharan Africa, says study
The 10 Poorest Countries In The World: Oxford University-U.N.
Radio Canada (La Tribune)
L'Asie, le plus pauvre des continents
La planète compte 1,7 milliard de pauvres
Poverty index: who is the poorest of them all?
The world : New poverty index unveiled
The Economist Audio & Video
Sabine Alkire on poverty indexes