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Lower Mekong poverty indicators

Data collated from the UNDP Human Development reports on working poor and multidimensional poverty indicators for each Lower Mekong country. Collated for an interactive visualization on the OD Mekong Social development page (

Data Resources (1)

Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Social development
  • The poor
  • English
Use limitations "All materials provided on this website are copyrighted under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO license."
Dataset reference date March 31, 2016
Temporal extent's start date January 1, 2010
Temporal extent's end date December 31, 2014
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
Logical Consistency Note that the data contained in this 2015 report is for various years depending on original sources used by the UNDP. Multidimensional poverty data refer to the most recent year available between 2005-2012. Working poor data are for the most recent year available between 2003-2012.
Completeness Data for Myanmar not available from this source for percentage of population in multidimensional poverty.
Process Step Downloaded the spreadsheet containing the full data of the Human Development Report, 2015 ( Copied two indicators ("Population in severe multidimensional poverty", "Working poor at PPP $2 a day") for each Lower Mekong country (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam) from "Table 1A: Work with exploitation, risks and insecurities", and "Table 6: Multidimensional Poverty Index: developing countries" into a new Excel spreadsheet and save.
Lineage UNDP. Human Development Reports, 2015. Full data download:
Responsible party ODI researcher: David Hill UNDP: Anna Ortubia, HDRO Communications Officer, (, +1-212-906-5964
Attributes Excel spreadsheet with two tabs, one containing data and one with notes and sources.
License CC-BY-4.0
Copyright No
Version 1.0
Date uploaded April 16, 2016, 06:38 (UTC)
Date modified April 16, 2016, 06:42 (UTC)