Countries with the highest prevalence of multidimensional poverty worldwide 2017-2022

20 countries with the highest Multidimensional Poverty Index score worldwide from 2017 to 2022

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Release date

July 2023



Survey time period

2017 to 2022*

Number of respondents

111 countries

Supplementary notes

* Estimates based on surveys conducted between 2017 and 2022. Countries for which data only was available previous years are not included.

The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) examines poverty in the world across several different dimensions. Data is collected through household surveys in 110 developing countries worldwide representing 6.1 billion people. The index score ranges from 0 to 1, with a higher score indicating a higher prevalence of multidimensional poverty.

Most countries conducted their surveys prior to 2020, meaning that the full effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war have not been covered.

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