MPI Launched in Pakistan
Pakistan’s first ever official report on multidimensional poverty was launched on 20 June 2016 by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform. The report details Pakistan’s official MPI which was earlier published in the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2015–2016. The report was compiled with technical support from UNDP Pakistan and OPHI. According to the report, nearly 39 percent of Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty, with the highest rates of poverty in FATA and Balochistan. Pakistan’s MPI showed a strong decline, with national poverty rates falling 55% to 39% from 2004 to 2015. However progress across different regions of Pakistan is uneven.