Aruba Multi Dimensional Poverty Index 2010

Since 2010, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Report Office publishes the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index6 (global MPI) which is calculated and updated twice a year by the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and constructed using the Alkire-Foster method7. The MPI is based on the idea that no one indicator, such as income, is uniquely able to capture the multiple aspects that contribute to poverty. One deprivation alone may not represent poverty. The MPI requires a household to be deprived in multiple indicators at the same time. It measures both the incidence of poverty (how many persons are poor) and the intensity of their deprivation (proportion of deprivation experienced). It enables analyses of patterns of poverty, by analyzing how much each indicator and each dimension contribute to overall poverty. In this paper you find the analysis of the MPI for Aruba done by CBS with the census 2010 gathered data.