Costa Rica co-organized a roundtable on middle income countries at the UN

12 February, 2018

A roundtable titled, ‘The Way Forward of the UN Development System on MICs,’ took place on 31 January 2018, in New York, US. Governments discussed the needs of Middle Income Countries (MICs) in the context of the ongoing process of reform of the UN development system, aimed at aligning it with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría, Vice-President of Costa Rica, stressed that income per capita and macroeconomic indicators are no longer relevant to define the development realities of MICs. She noted that her government designed and implemented a multidimensional poverty index (MPI) in order to address poverty beyond economic indicators and allocate government resources more effectively.

 Costa Rica is a member of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN).


Read a blog on this event by Ana Maria Lebada, Thematic Expert for 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Romania) here.

Ana Helena Chacon Costa Rica National MPI