UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index. Highlights of the reports are:
- India’s MPI value reduced from 0.283 in 2005-06 to 0.123 in 2015-16.
- India has lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index.
- India and Cambodia has reduced their MPI values the fastest among the 10 selected countries for which changes over time were analysed.
- Gains for India according to the report:
- deprivation in nutrition from 44.3% in 2005-06 to 21.2% in 2015-16.
- child mortality dropped from 4.5% to 2.2%.
- people deprived of cooking fuel reduced from 52.9% to 26.2%.
- deprivation in sanitation from 50.4% to 24.6%.
- people deprived of drinking water reduced from 16.6% to 6.2%.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Mains:
- Administrator of UNDP: Achim Steiner.
Source: The Hindu