Nepal Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021

Aug 18, 2021

The new report "Nepal Multidimensional Poverty Index: Analysis Towards Action" shows Nepal succeeded to lift 3.1 million people out of multidimensional poverty in five years (between 2014 and 2019). Launched today by the National Planning Commisison, the report was prepared with technical support from OXFORD/OPHI, UNDP and UNICEF. While the report shows a marked reduction in multidimentional poverty, still 4.9 million people are multi-dimensionally poor, which is 17.4% of Nepal’s population.

This MPI Report 2021 is based on the Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey Report (NMICS) 2019. The MPI covers a subset of priorities ar- ticulated in the current 15th Plan, Sustainable Development Goals: Status and Roadmap 2016- 2030 Report and Constitution of Nepal 2015. 


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