New data show 48% of people in Angola are poor

The latest update of the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index has revealed new insights into poverty worldwide. New numbers were published today by Oxford University’s leading centre on multidimensional poverty, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI), for Angola, Armenia, Ethiopia, … Continue reading New data show 48% of people in Angola are poor more

Bhutan cuts poverty by roughly half in five years

In the last five years, Bhutan cut multidimensional poverty by nearly half, according to a new report unveiled today in the country’s capital, Thimphu. The report is the first update of Bhutan’s national Multidimensional Poverty Index since 2012. more

Nepal’s Poverty Halved in Less Than a Decade, New Official Index Reveals

Nepal’s first official national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is launched today in Kathmandu. The index was developed by the National Planning Commission of the Government of Nepal together with Oxford University’s leading centre on multidimensional poverty, Oxford Poverty & Human … Continue reading Nepal’s Poverty Halved in Less Than a Decade, New Official Index Reveals more

How to Fight Child Poverty Multidimensionally

A blog by OPHI Research Officer Christian Oldiges shows how governments can easily apply the Alkire-Foster (AF)...
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Just Released: Jean Drèze’s New Book Sense and Solidarity

Jean Drèze, development economist, activist, and professor at Ranchi University (India) has come out with a new book entitled “Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone.” Drèze...
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Sabina Alkire gives the UNU-WIDER Annual Lecture in Helsinki

The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) asked OPHI Director Sabina Alkire to deliver the [...] more

5th MPPN Annual Meeting in Beijing, China

The 5th Annual Meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN), held in Beijing China from 9-11 October 2017, was hosted by the International Poverty Reduction Centre in...
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First Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report Launched

OPHI in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), and the Arab League produced the first Arab...
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UNGA High-Level Side Event: Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to Track Progress in the SDGs

Side event at the UN General Assembly, New York

Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to Track Progress in the SDGs

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