The IMMP measures both material poverty – such as food, water, sanitation and clothing; and non-material poverty – such as relationships, voice, and time-use. It also assesses education, health and work – not only in term so access but in terms of quality and outcomes. All of the dimensions for which analysis has been done based on previous IDM data are listed below. Watch the video for a quick overview of how the IMMP Measure works before exploring each dimension in detail.
Dimensions of the IMMP
The IMMP Food dimension consists of one theme, constructed from a single indicator measuring food insecurity.
There are eight variables, which ask about the direct personal and individual experience of compromising the quality and/or quantity of food eaten in the 30 days prior to the survey, due to a lack of financial or other resources to obtain it. The initial questions assess issues of mild food insecurity (worry about obtaining food) and each subsequent variable is associated with an aspect indicating a higher level of food insecurity — moderate through to severe food insecurity — according to the theoretical construct of food insecurity underlying the scale.