Posts del November, 2016

Special Session on Multidimensional Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya

Publicado el: November 21st, 2016 Por MPPN

On Wednesday, November 30th, the session “Multidimensional Poverty – Experiences from the South” will take place as part of the Second High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development and Cooperation in Nairobi, Kenya.

This meeting is organized by the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), in representation of Mexico as co-chair of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, and supported by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative as Secretariat of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN)

This session will have as speakers: Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany (BMZ); Jos Verbeek, Manager and Special Representative to the UN and WTO, World Bank; Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, DAC Chair and Gina Casar, Executive Director of AMEXCID; Luis Tejeda Chacón, Director of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and  Malik M. Uzair Khan, Member of the Parliament from Pakistan. John Hammock, OPHI co-funder, will be the moderator.

Each speaker will address the following questions: What do Southern approaches to measurement of poverty have to offer to other development co-operation actors, including traditional providers?  What is the real difficulty in moving from an income-based to a multi-dimensional poverty measurement? How can providers promote and switch to a model that takes income as only one out of many possible variables for targeting development co-operation?

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation provides a unique platform to advance the effectiveness of development efforts by all actors, to deliver results that are long-lasting and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. It supports and ensures accountability for the implementation of shared principles and differentiated commitments at the political level. It contributes to the strengthening of the global partnership for sustainable development.



Important Info:

Date and time: Wednesday, November 30th 2016, 18:15 – 19:00
Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi
Hashtag: #HLM2



4th MPPN Annual Meeting in Acapulco, Mexico 2016

Publicado el: November 15th, 2016 Por MPPN

Video: How to communicate the MPI?

Publicado el: November 15th, 2016 Por MPPN

4th MPPN Annual Meeting in Acapulco, Mexico 2016

Publicado el: November 14th, 2016 Por MPPN

High Level Representatives from 31 countries and nine international agencies gathered in Acapulco last November and approved a five point communique, that among other things

  • Endorsed the use of the MPI in the SDGs to track Target 1.2
  • Agreed to support the development of national MPIs
  • Agreed to develop policy tools that link to multidimensional measures
  • Called on the strengthening and expansion of the Network
  • Endorsed the use of the MPI to shape the programming of international actors.

The event also saw the launch of a new MPPN website – in both English and Spanish – as well as a new Magazine Dimensions, full of policy applications of MPI and country studies – and a set of in-depth policy briefings. In future these new publications will enable countries to share with each other in greater detail how they are using the MPI for resource allocation, policy coordination, and so on.

The Acapulco meeting offered a safe and lively place for meaningful South-South exchange.

  • Sharing was extensive. Ministers and senior speakers from 30 countries shared their groundbreaking work on multidimensional poverty underway in Colombia, China, Ecuador, South Africa, Chile, Seychelles, Costa Rica, Honduras, Paraguay, Morocco, Peru, and Tunisia.
  • Mexico offered a pre-conference training by CONEVAL on institutionalizing and communicating multidimensional poverty measures, and Mexican ministers shared their experiences in using multidimensional poverty measures to guide policy in a panel.
  • Countries shared work-in-progress on MPI including Argentina, Chad, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Panama, St Lucia, and Uganda.
  • In-depth perspectives on policy uses of MPIs were offered by OPHI, China, South Africa, Costa Rica, and Colombia.
  • Country voices were complemented by keynote speakers included Luis Felipe Lopez Calva of the World Bank, Heike Kuhn of BMZ, and Martin Evans of UNICEF as well as Khalid Abu-Ismail of UN-ESCWA. The detailed agenda may be found here.

We want to thank SEDESOL and CONEVAL for their full support. We also want to recognize the strong support offered by the State Government of Guerrero, the Mexican Government’s agency, AMEXID, and support for the event from the World Bank, CAF and GIZ-Mexico.

We want to thank all those who came to Acapulco. We also want to encourage all of the Network participants to attend the next meeting—to be held in Beijing in October of 2017.

Important Info:

Final Meeting Communiqué
Press Release (EnglishSpanish)
Media Coverage

Watch a video on the MPPN
Agenda (English, Spanish)
Concept Note (English, Spanish)
Hashtag of the event: @ophi_oxford    #MPPN2016MX

Media coverage of MPPN meeting in Acapulco, November 2016

Publicado el: November 14th, 2016 Por MPPN