The National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy is a Mexican organization coordinated by the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL). CONEVAL has been a ground-breaking institution in poverty measurement, providing a multidimensional approach.
In Mexico, 71.9% of the indigenous population, which includes 8.3 million people, was in a situation of poverty in 2016, warned the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Consejo Nacional de Evaluación de la Política de Desarrollo Social: Coneval), three out of 10, that is 3.2 million indigenous people presented three or more social needs and did not have the economic capacity to acquire the basic nutritional food items, which places them in a situation of extreme poverty.
In 2015, six states of the country concentrated 64.8% of the indigenous population: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz, State of Mexico, Puebla and Yucatán.
Marginalization and precariousness are aggravated when, in addition to being indigenous, …