About MPI and Turkmenistan’s development
13 Aug 2019 by Text by Halmyrat Garayev, Infographics by Leyli Yagshieva
The 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) paints a detailed picture of poverty around the globe, going beyond simple monetary measures to look at how people experience poverty every day. For example, it considers whether people are healthy, have access to clean water or have been to school. It is found that people living in multidimensional poverty are deprived in at least one-third of the weighted indicators in health, education and living standards.
It no longer makes sense to think of countries as being rich or poor. More than two-thirds - 886 million - of the people living in multidimensional poverty live in middle-income countries. The 2019 global MPI looks at poverty through an inequality lens to see who is catching up and who is being left behind.
Of the 1.3 billion multidimensionally poor people worldwide, 886 million – more than two-thirds of them – live in middle-income countries. About one third of the MPI poor – 440 million people – live in low-income countries.
The 2019 edition of the global MPI covers 101 countries comprising 5.7 billion people. This is about 76 percent of the global population.
Here we would like to present you a Multidimensional Poverty index data for Turkmenistan. 0.001 percent of the population are multidimensionally poor in Turkmenistan, it is a very low number and hopefully the number of people experiencing multidimensional poverty will drop to zero soon. For comparison purposes we will provide the data for neighboring countries in Central Asia such as Kazakhstan (0.002) and Tajikistan (0.029).