Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mapping Global Poverty


The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative has developed a method for measuring poverty that takes into account a number of factors, including health, education, and living standards. This Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is made up of ten indicators, divided into these three main dimensions of poverty.

The Global Poverty Map provides a number of global views of poverty based on the MPI. The map provides an overview of poverty around the world based on the 2014 Global MPI findings, with each country shaded on the map based on each country's MPI score.

The map also includes a map view based on the three main dimensions of the Index, health, education, and living standards. For this layer of the map countries are colored to show the predominant dimension of poverty in each country.

The Global Poverty Map also provides map views looking at how each of the three main dimensions affects poverty in each country.
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