Costa Rica Launches an Innovative Tool: Business MPI

On Thursday, August 24, Costa Rica will launch the Business Multidimensional Poverty Index developed by the Positive Horizon Association with the technical support of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). more

“Changing World: Addressing Multi-Dimensions of Poverty and Inequalities”

The theme of the United Nations’ High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development this year is eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions. On the opening day took place a session on multidimensions of poverty and inequalities. Colombia’s Director of Economic, Social and Environmental Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Claudia Vazquez and Executive Director of UNICEF Anthony Lake joined Sabina Alkire on the panel. more

OPHI Summer School in Marrakesh Concluded

OPHI has concluded its 2017 Summer School in Marrakesh, Morocco, with a record number of participants – 80 participants from 36 countries. The Summer School ran from 3-15 July at Hotel Les Jardins de l’Agdal and was co-organized in partnership … Continue reading OPHI Summer School in Marrakesh Concluded more

Dominican Republic becomes first country in the Caribbean to launch a MPI

The Government of the Dominican Republic launched its MPI on June 27 in an official ceremony led by Vice President Margarita Cedeño Fernández and attended by a number of Government Ministers...
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Panama Launches its First MPI and Adopts the Annual Measurement

The MPI was developed by the University of Oxford as a complement to existing income poverty measures. It is based on the Alkire Foster method and was presented by the United Nations Development...
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Global MPI 2017: A Piercing Light on Child Poverty

OPHI has launched the 2017 Global MPI, which added estimations for Algeria and El Salvador, and updated MPI estimations for 23 countries including China, India, Mexico and South Africa at a...
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MPPN and OPHI help organize a side event in OAS General Assembly

During the 47th Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly held in Mexico, the Mexican Government with the MPPN, OPHI and the OAS hosted a side event on Tuesday June 20  entitled...
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Guatemala will develop a National Multidimensional Poverty Index

The Government of Guatemala has formally decided to launch the process to develop a National Multidimensional Poverty Index (the G-MPI). Minister of Social Development José Moreno invited Dr John...
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Vice President of Dominican Republic presents at Oxford University

On Tuesday June 6, Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, Vice President of the Dominican Republic, spoke on “Efforts to tackle multidimensional poverty in the Dominican Republic” at Latin American...
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