Participants from more than 30 countries and international agencies gathered at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) on the 8 and 9 of November, 2016, in Acapulco, Mexico. This conference was an opportunity for sharing experiences on multidimensional poverty measurement among a growing network of countries and experts from around the world.
On October 20, 2015, El Salvador officially launched its MPI. In San Salvador, Christian Salazar, UNDP representative in the country, explained the need for a poverty measure that goes beyond income and that is not subject to price and exchange rate volatility. He was joined by Lilian Vega a technical advisor for the multidimensional poverty measurement team who presented the national MPI which has 20 indicators grouped in 5 dimensions. Roberto Lorenzana, the Technical Secretary of the Presidency, closed the event by summing up the relevance of the MPI as a tool for policy.
The third annual meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network was hosted by the Government of Colombia from 2-3 June 2015 in Cartagena. More than 100 policymakers and senior officials came together for the two-day meeting to discuss developing and applying multidimensional poverty measures.
OPHI is very grateful to have been awarded the Economic and Social Research Council Celebrating Impact Prize. This prize is awarded to ESRC-funded researchers who are achieving outstanding economic and societal impacts through their work. OPHI was awarded the Outstanding International Impact award in 2014 for its continued work towards measuring poverty multidimensionally, in the hopes of designing more effective poverty-reduction programs. For more on ESRC, click here.
During the high-level meeting of the MPPN in Berlin, senior representatives from 16 governments presented on their steps toward developing multidimensional poverty measures. View videos and slides from the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, and the governments of Saint Lucia, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bhutan, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Turkey, South Africa and Vietnam.
The MPPN was formally launched in Oxford by President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, with high-level representatives from Mexico and around 20 other governments, on 6-7 June 2013. View videos and slides from the launch.