“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

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 and Sabina Alkire, Director of OPHI. The Dominican Republic MPI … Continue reading Dominican Republic becomes first country in the Caribbean to launch a MPI more

Panama Launches its First MPI and Adopts the Annual Measurement

On Monday 26 June, Panama’s government published the results of the country’s first Multidimensional Poverty Index, thereby reaffirming the Administration’s commitment to redouble efforts tackling poverty, to eradicate extreme poverty (categorised by income) and to reduce the levels of multidimensional poverty before the Sustainable Development Objectives deadline in 2030. more

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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Seminar focuses on “MPI: its impact on social policy in Colombia”

On Monday March 13 experts on Multidimensional Poverty gathered together at Los Andes University in Bogotá Colombia to discuss the impact that the National Multidimensional Poverty Index has had...
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OAS and OPHI sign Joint Declaration on Multidimensional Poverty

OPHI and the Organization of American States signed a Joint Declaration on March 9 to promote the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) both nationally and regionally in the Americas.  In a...
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