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Global MPI: 0.119 (2017)

Multidimensional Poor (based on National MPI): 5.8% in 2017
Launch date of national MPI: 2010 (updated in 2012 and 2017)
Institution responsible for national MPI: National Statistics Bureau
Dimensions of national MPI: education, health, and living standards

Joined MPPN: 2013

Recognizing the fact that poverty is not just about income but multidimensional and is seen to be similar to the Gross National Happiness (GNH) philosophy of a holistic development approach, the Bhutan Government has been measuring poverty using the MPI since 2010. The government has a goal of reducing multidimensional poverty from 25.8 % in 2010 to less than 10 % by 2018.

Read the Bhutan Multidimensional Poverty Index 2012 and Bhutan Multidimensional Poverty Index report 2017.