Central American Ambassadors visited OPHI

13 February, 2018
Photo from left to right: Usha Kanagaratnam (OPHI), Minister Counselor and Consul General Jorge Aguilar Castro (Costa Rica), Deputy Head of the Mission Ana Cecilia de Alvarado (Panama), Ambassador Elisabeth Hayek-Weinmann (El Salvador), Ambassador Guisell Morales-Echeverry (Nicaragua), High Commissioner Perla Perdomo (Belize),  Ambassador Federico Cuello (Dominican Republic), John Hammock (OPHI), Ambassador Ivan Romero (Honduras), Minister Counselor Olga María Pérez Tuna (Guatemala), Felipe Roa (OPHI)


Ambassadors and high level representatives of the Embassies of eight Central American countries visited the OPHI offices at the University of Oxford. El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic already have national measures of multidimensional poverty. Each measure is unique and used to shape policies that impact poverty directly.

Guatemala has just embarked officially on its process and Belize has had initial conversations with OPHI about elaborating a national MPI.

OPHI praised the leadership of this region at the global level –within the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network, in the reporting of their National MPI results to the UN and in advocating for the MPI as a tool to measure poverty within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


National MPI