What is the governance structure of the Network?

The activities of the Secretariat are guided by a Steering Committee made up of a cross-section of participants.  In key strategic decisions related to the network, the Secretariat is guided by the Steering Committee.

Current Steering Committee members were agreed by the Network at the 2014 high-level meeting.

The current members are:

Tatyana Orozco de la Cruz

Director, Department of Social Prosperity, Government of Colombia

Gonzalo Hernández Licona

Executive Secretary, National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL), Government of Mexico

Pali Lehohla

Statistician-General, Government of South Africa

Xu Liping

Research Division, International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)

Sabina Alkire

Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

The launch of the network was supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Today, it is funded by OPHI and its participants. It was co-founded by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), CONEVAL (Mexico’s National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy), and Colombia’s Department for Social Prosperity (DPS).

OPHI is an economic research centre at the University of Oxford’s Department of International Development. It hosts the network Secretariat, managing and coordinating the network, along with the network website.  You can contact the network Secretariat for further information.

The network welcomes queries and questions about its work. It can be reached via the network Secretariat at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI):


Phone:  +44 (0)1865 271915


Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network Secretariat
Hosted by the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Oxford Department of International Development
Queen Elizabeth House (QEH)
University of Oxford
Mansfield Road
Oxford OX1 3TB, UK


You can also read testimonies by senior participants in the Network about the importance of its work.

A brochure is also available to download giving an overview of the Network