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Why a network of policy makers?

The Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network was created in response to the overwhelming demand from policymakers for information on implementing multidimensional measures, and for technical and institutional support.

It was formally launched in Oxford on 6-7 June 2013, by President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and high-level representatives from Mexico and around 14 other governments. It has been supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, and by network participants themselves.