Multidimensional Poverty Indices of the Seven Tribes in the Province of Bukidnon

  • Joy M Mirasol Bukidnon State University


Poverty indices in the selected communities of the seven tribes of Bukidnon, Philippines were computed based on the international measure of poverty, the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) of Oxford and UNDP (2010). The MPI measures dimensions to reflect the multiple deprivations of the tribes with respect to education, health and standard of living.  Results show that the Higaonon and Bukidnon tribes are MPI poor, but the other five tribes are MPI severely poor.  Thus, this paper shows key findings and how MPIs can be used as basis for recommendations to concerned institutions.Keywords:  multidimensional poverty index, tribes of Bukidnon, communities, health, standard of living