Of the 15 multidimensional poverty factors observed by the National Department of Statistics (Dane), the one that had the greatest impact during 2022 was informal work, which affected 72.7 percent of households. At the other extreme, those that registered the lowest incidence were access to health and child labor, with 2 and 1.2 percent of households, respectively.

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This was reported this Tuesday by Dane, which found that Colombia’s multidimensional poverty stood at 12.9 percent last year; 8.7 percent in capitals and 27.3 percent in populated centers and dispersed rural areas.

Although there were still 6.6 million people in a situation of multidimensional poverty, the truth is that, Compared to the figures that were registered in 2021, around 1.47 million Colombians left this condition.

With these results, a trend of at least 12 years of reduction in multidimensional poverty in the country, which in 2010 it affected 29.7 percent of the population. That year, the capitals registered an incidence of 22.9 percent, while in populated centers and dispersed rural areas it was 50.8 percent.

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It should be remembered that Multidimensional poverty is one that allows measuring the living conditions of people through various indicators, while monetary poverty determines the proportion of people in households whose income cannot cover the basic requirements of food, services, housing and education.

The factors in which there were greater reliefs in 2022 were school absence, which dropped 3.2 percentage points; lack of health insurance, which fell 1.7 percentage points, and access to improved water and early childhood care, with 1.1 percentage points each.

Although this decrease was a trend that occurred in most of the indicators, there were a single factor in which the situation worsened. This was low educational attainment, which had an increase of 0.1 percentage points.

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by regions, andhe Caribbean increased the highest score in the index, with 21.4 percent; followed in second place by the Pacific region, without counting the Valley, with 20.7 percent; in third the Central, with 11.7 percent.

The regions that registered a The lowest incidence was Oriental and the department of Antioquia, with 10.7 percent; Valle del Cauca, with 9.7 percent, and finally Bogotá, with 3.8 percent.

While, by type of population, Venezuelan migrants were the ones with the highest incidence of multidimensional poverty, with 42.2 percent; the indigenous population had 39 percent; peasants, 23.5 percent, and Afro-Colombians, 22.3 percent.

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