What is the goal of the network?

The aim of the network is to improve poverty eradication by bringing poverty measures closer to the lived realities of poor peoples’ lives. It works toward policies that are better designed, more accurately targeted and more effective in alleviating poverty in all its dimensions, focusing on multidimensional poverty measures.

Multidimensional poverty measures enable policymakers to:


Target poor people as beneficiaries of services or conditional cash transfers
Identify interconnections among deprivations
Improve policy design
Monitor the effectiveness of policies over time
Allocate resources more effectively
Further information and tools related to multidimensional poverty measurement can be found on the OPHI website.