Peru —alongside Ethiopia and India— significantly reduced deprivations, according to the
The Global MPI
scrutinizes a person's deprivations across 10 indicators
in health, education
, and standard of living. Likewise, it offers a high-resolution lens to identify both who is poor and how they are poor.
In this sense, "Peru developed clean energy, electricity, housing, and assets," the report underlines.
The fastest absolute reductions in MPI value were in India, Cambodia, and Bangladesh, followed by Ethiopia and Haiti.
Within this framework, "Peru joined Cambodia in experiencing the largest reduction relative to its starting MPI (7.1% a year)."
The analyzed countries' combined population is about 2 billion people. They cover every developing region and span three income categories: upper middle (Peru)
, lower middle (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Viet Nam), as well as low (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, and Haiti).
Children are poorer than adults in all 10 countries.
Nonetheless, minors fell further behind in Ethiopia, and their progress —together with that of adults— stalled in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Pakistan.
"In Cambodia, Haiti, India, and Peru, poverty reduction
in rural areas outpaced that in urban areas —demonstrating pro-poor development— (…)," the report indicates.
"Of eight selected countries with data, only Peru and Viet Nam saw higher growth in income or consumption per capita among the poorest 40% than among the total population," the report reads.