Doesn’t the international poverty line put too much emphasis on money? What about the other dimensions of poverty?
There are many non-monetary indicators related to education, health, sanitation, and more that are extremely important for understanding the many dimensions of poverty that people experience. These are an important complement to monetary measures of poverty and are crucial to effectively improve the lives of the poorest. The World Bank tracks a multidimensional poverty measure (MPM), which incorporates both monetary and non-monetary dimensions of poverty.