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June 18, 2014

Ethiopia ranks second poorest country in the world – Oxford University Study

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Ethiopia ranks second poorest country in the world – Oxford University Study

imensional Poverty Index (MPI), published by Oxford University, Ethiopia ranks the second poorest country in the world just ahead of Niger. The study is based on analysis of acute poverty in 108 developing countries around the world. Despite making progress at reducing the percentage of destitute people, Ethiopia is still home to more than 76 million poor people, the fifth largest number in the world after India, China, Bangladesh and Pakistan. India has the world’s largest number of poor people at more than 647 million.

87.3% of Ethiopians are classified as MPI poor, while 58.1% are considered destitute. A person is identified as multidimensionally poor (or ‘MPI poor’) if they are deprived in at least one third of the weighted MPI indicators. The destitute are deprived in at least one-third of the same weighted indicators, The Global MPI uses 10 indicators to measure poverty in three dimensions: education, health and living standards.


In rural Ethiopia 96.3% are poor while in the urban area the percentage of poverty is 46.4%. Comparing the poverty rate by regions, Somali region has the highest poverty rate at 93% followed by Oromiya (91.2%) and Afar (90.9%). Amhara region has 90.1% poverty rate while Tigray has 85.4%.

Addis Ababa has the smallest percentage of poverty at 20% followed by Dire Dawa at 54.9% and Harar (57.9%).

Source : Oxford University

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  1. The so called Oxford University had better do research in England. What about the poors in UK?
    The poors in London are living with rat infested and very old houses. Many English people are suffuring from overweight.
    Some are munching the whole day. They are very ugly and sick.
    The UK government is one of the patrons of TPLF gegime in Ethiopia.

    Comment by Omar — June 25, 2014 @ 12:00 am | Reply


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