Posts del October, 2015

2015 UNGA | Side Event “Anchoring a Global Multidimensional Poverty Index within the Sustainable Development Goals”

Publicado el: October 3rd, 2015 Por MPPN

High-level side event at the UN General Assembly, New York

 27 September 2015, Conference Room 3 (CR3), 1:15-2:45 pm 

Watch Video of the Event

At this critical juncture in the process of finalising how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be measured, this important side event showed the importance of embedding a multidimensional measure of poverty within the new framework. Specifically the 20 eminent speakers stressed how a Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), as a core (tier one) indicator within the SDGs, can energise a coordinated, effective and multi-sectoral attack on poverty in all its dimensions (and thus help to measure Target 1.2 of the SDGs).

The event is organised by the Republic of Costa Rica and nearly 40 governments represented by the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN), a South-South network of senior government officials that is championing the use of multidimensional poverty measures alongside traditional income measures at both the national and global levels.

Download the agenda of the event

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The speakers included:

H.E. Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations who delivered a message from Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.

Heads of state addressing the event, with excerpts from speeches:

H.E.  Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President of Costa Rica

H.E. Mr. Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of Bhutan

“Bhutan’s national MPI is not only a measure, it is also a tool – a policy tool. We use it to inform our allocation of resources. It identifies people who are poor because of gaps in infrastructure and social services, even where people are not income poor, as in one of our remotest district.”

 “I support the call to have a Global MPI as a Tier 1 indicator of the SDGs, and to support others to develop the use National MPIs.”

H.E.Mr. Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras

H.E.Mr. Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia

“A Global MPI helps us know and understand poverty better, allows us to compare clearer, and gives us a stronger platform to remove the scourge of poverty from the human family.”

“The multidimensional poverty index finally gives us a tool to measure poverty across borders, across ideologies, across peoples. Let us redeem our brothers, sisters and every human being from the bondage of poverty. Now that we have proclaimed and committed to this hope, let us make it real for all humanity.”

The other distinguished speakers were:

H.E. Dr. Arsenio Balisacan, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary of the Philippines

H.E. Tatyana Orozco de la Cruz, Director of the Department for Social Prosperity of Colombia

H.E. Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, South Africa

H.E. Marcos Barraza Gómez, Minister of Social Development of Chile

H.E. Mr. Dang Huy Dong, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam

“Vietnam’s headline MPI will give visibility to our social progress. Vietnam is well-known for its high rate of economic growth and for its dramatic reduction in income poverty. In fact, our income poverty is very low now. So we need to turn to other basic needs and to social disparities. A headline national MPI will enable us to make the outcomes of our social policy as visible as our economic progress.”

H.E. Cecilia Vaca Jones, Minister Coordinator of Social Development of Ecuador

Dr. Savas Alpay, Chief Economist of the Islamic Development Bank

H.E. Mr Mikheil Janelidze, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

H.E. Amadou Ba, Minister of Economy and Finance, Senegal

Tarek Nabil El Nabulsi, Director of Development and Social Policies Department, League of Arab States (a joint statement with Khalid Abu-Ismail, Chief Economic Policy Section, UN Economic and Social
Commission for Western Asia)

Dr. Ingolf Dietrich, Deputy Director-General, Head of the Special Unit of Post-2015 Agenda, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany

H.E. Mrs. María Luisa Navarro, Deputy Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Cooperation of Panama

Mr. Noam Unger, Deputy Assistant for Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID of the United States 

Dr. Gabriel Rivera Conde, Chief Strategic Projects, Office of the President of Mexico

“The multidimensional approach to poverty in Mexico has shown that such a measure is actually feasible and that it can become an essential tool for implementing and monitoring the evolution of all the multiple dimensions of poverty.”


L-R: H.E. Mr. Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of Bhutan; H.E. Mr. Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras; H.E. Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President of Costa Rica


L-R: H.E. Marcos Barraza Gómez, Minister of Social Development of Chile; H.E. Dr. Arsenio Balisacan, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary of the Philippines; H.E. Tatyana Orozco de la Cruz, Director of the Department for Social Prosperity of Colombia

Photo credit: Zach Damberger

Videos and Presentations from the MPPN 2015 Meeting

Publicado el: October 2nd, 2015 Por MPPN

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.


Keynote Speeches




President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia Keynote Speech  



Costa Rica
Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría, Vice-president of Costa Rica Estrategia Nacional para la Reducción de la Pobreza pdf-icon-transparent-background2


Round Table Discussion: Colombian Ministers Share their Experiences of Working with the MPI

Colombia Moderator: José Aguilar, Fundación Acción Joven – Horizonte Positivo, Costa Rica Alejandro Gaviria – Minister of Health and Social Protection

Gina Parody – Minister of Education

Luis Garzón – Vice-Minister of Labour

Luis Henao – Minister of Housing, City and Territory



Setting the Stage: Introduction to the MPPN Meeting



Dr Sabina Alkire, OPHI/George Washington University Introduction to the MPPN Meeting pdf-icon-transparent-background2



Sharing of Practice on Multidimensional Measurement



 Tatyana Orozco de la Cruz, Director of the Department for Social Prosperity, Colombia  El Índice de Pobreza Multidimensional en la política pública La experiencia de Colombia  pdf-icon-transparent-background2




 Yi Zhang, Household Survey Office, NBS  Overview of China’s Multidimensional Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation   pdf-icon-transparent-background2video_icon
 South Africa


 Pali Lehohla, Statistician­‐General  Equity and Access Poverty knowledge in South Africa  pdf-icon-transparent-background2video_icon


Dr. Celia M. Reyes, Senior Research Fellow, PIDS and CBMS Network Leader Monitoring Multidimensional Poverty in the Philippines pdf-icon-transparent-background2video_icon


Doctor Jorge Ramón Hernández Alcerro, Secretario Coordinador General de Gobierno La construcción del índice de pobreza multidimensional en Honduras pdf-icon-transparent-background2video_icon


Enrique González Tiburcio Ministry of Social Development Multidimensional Poverty Index in Mexico: Public Policy uses against Poverty and Vulnerability pdf-icon-transparent-background2video_icon
Dominican   Republic
Matilde Chavez Bonetti, Vicepresidencia de República Dominicana
Índice de Pobreza Multidimensional en la República Dominicana pdf-icon-transparent-background2video_icon


 Andres Mideiros, Secretario Técnico para la Superación de la Pobreza Pobreza multidimensional en Ecuador: Enfoque de derechos para el buen vivir. pdf-icon-transparent-background2video_icon


Mai Nguyen Hoang Progress on Application of Multidimensional Poverty Approach in Vietnam pdf-icon-transparent-background2video_icon


Enver Tasti, Turkish Statistical Institute Poverty studies in Turkey  pdf-icon-transparent-background2video_icon


The Global Stage

Dr Sabina Alkire, OPHI/George Washington University The SDGs and the windows they open pdf-icon-transparent-background2video_icon


Designing and Communicating the MPI

Laura Estrada, Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística  Prácticas de Comunicación:
Experiencia Colombiana


Practical Applications and Case Studies

El Salvador


Jimmy Velasquez, UNDP El Salvador La Pobreza desde la Mirada de sus Protagonistas pdf-icon-transparent-background2video_icon


Marconi Fernandes de Sousa, Department of Monitoring SAGI/MDS Multidimensional Poverty Analysis in Brazil video_icon


Dr Xiaolin Wang, IPRCC Policy on Accurate Multidimensional
Poverty Alleviation in China


Enrique González Tiburcio, Secretaria
de Desarrollo
Cruzada Nacional contra el Hambre pdf-icon-transparent-background2






Adriana Conconi

Bouba Housseini

James Foster

Global MPI: Main findings and analysis pdf-icon-transparent-background2video_icon


Final Communiqué pdf-icon-transparent-background2