This report presents Nepal’s official national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) using the latest data from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2014. Based on the Alkire Foster methodology, the MPI counts the joint deprivations faced by individuals. Following the indicators of the global MPI, the Nepal MPI includes multiple indicators related to health, education, and living standards.
Understanding labour migration in the East African Community
This article explores the nexus between mobility, livelihoods, and socioeconomic status of refugees in the Buduburam refugee settlement in Ghana. Currently, refugee livelihoods are increasingly characterized by multi-directional movement and multi-locality, coupled with complex social networks. Given the relative freedom of movement for refugees in Ghana and the subregion, certain groups in Buduburam were engaged in mobile livelihoods, including cross-border trading of cell phones, used clothing, and jewelery across West Africa.