High Level Side Event at the United Nations: “Measuring and Tackling Poverty in All Its Dimensions”

4 November, 2016

Senior representatives of 16 countries showcased how the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is being used in practice: as a poverty statistic at the national and global level, as a diagnostic tool to make visible clustered deprivations, and as a governance tool to design and coordinate policy and to advance national plans.

At the meeting, held in the context of the United Nations General Assembly 2016, countries advocated the use of the MPI as an indicator to report on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its Objective 1 “End poverty in all its forms”.

The event was organized by the Republic of South Africa on behalf of the MPPN with the support of the Government of Seychelles and OPHI.

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