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The Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool

Design, development and application of a new framework for measuring rural poverty.
The Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool (MPAT) provides a methodology and a framework for the development community to implement better poverty reduction programmes. MPAT was designed to be used in different contexts and countries of the developing world. A simple tool like MPAT allows project managers, government officials and others to regularly monitor and determine those sectors which require support for improving livelihoods. MPAT also serves as a mechanism to help government agencies cooperate on shared poverty reduction goals. In India, for example, MPAT may be useful for the current “convergence” process.

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