This seminar will discuss the Nigeria Multidimensional Poverty Index (2022), which launched in November 2022. The Nigeria MPI (2022) uses data from the Multidimensional Poverty Index Survey 2021/2022, the most extensive multidimensional poverty survey to date, designed to provide nationally representative results from 36 states, FCT Abuja and 109 Senatorial Districts. The MPI survey was carried out between November 2021 and February 2022. The Nigeria MPI (2022) also includes a linked Child MPI which analyses poverty for children under the age of 5.
The report was produced by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) for the Federal Government of Nigeria, in partnership with the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), the European Union, Global Affairs Canada, the United Nations, UNICEF Nigeria, UNDP Nigeria, and the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
The Nigeria MPI (2022) is embedded within the Medium-Term National Development Plans (2021–2026 and 2026–2030) as a measurement and policy tool for poverty reduction. Likewise, it is being integrated with the National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework at the Ministry of Budget and National Planning. The MPI data is being used in the 2023 national budget and at the State level, for the Data Demand Use Strategy. The Nigeria MPI (2022) results will be used to report SDG 1 in the subsequent SDG Voluntary National Review (VNR) due in 2023.
Prince Adeyemi Adeniran is the CEO of the National Bureau of Statistics and the Statistician-General of the Federation of Nigeria.
Sola Afolayan works at The Presidency, and is the National Coordinator of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) project, in Nigeria. Sola has led teams and held leadership positions across 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe shaping policy discourses in poverty reduction, social protection, budget performance, infrastructure financing, rural electrification, gender-related issues, and deploying public-private partnerships to address conflicts in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.