Measuring poverty by income alone is flawed

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  • According to Harvard Magazine, in Ethiopia 39% of the population is considered extremely poor under conventional measures, but 90% are in multidimensional poverty.[1]
  • According to the Oxford Policy and Human Development Initiative, "Income alone can miss a lot. For example, economic growth has been strong in India in recent years. In contrast, the prevalence of child malnutrition has remained at nearly 50 per cent, which is among the highest rates worldwide"[2]

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