Executive Education

15 February, 2022


To catalyse efforts for poverty reduction, OPHI Executive Education was established in 2021 to train senior policymakers and leaders from all sectors in how to use Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs) and other Alkire-Foster-based measures to reduce poverty. The Leaders Programme shares the rich experience of a growing network of global champions committed to poverty reduction to inspire today’s leaders while also equipping them with practical knowledge and resources to implement high-impact strategies.

OPHI ExEd Leaders Programme: Using the MPI as a policy tool, 2022

9–13 May 2022

This online course explores how the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) can be used as a policy tool for efficient poverty reduction. Through interactive lectures, workshops, conversations with global leaders, and practitioners’ panels, this five-day programme will leverage open discussions on multidimensional poverty reduction and high-level networking with fellow policymakers and leading experts from around the world.

Learning objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Confidently interpret and communicate MPI results
  • Set policy goals and lead strategies for poverty reduction
  • Coordinate multisectoral teams using the MPI as a tool for:
    • Planning, targeting, and budgeting
    • Strengthening governance
    • Reporting on SDG target 1.2 and other international/national goals
    • Responding to and recovering from the pandemic and other crises
  • Use the MPI as a tool to bridge technical and political efforts to accelerate poverty reduction
  • Booking details and further information coming soon.


The Leaders’ Programme is aimed at senior professionals with a strong interest in multidimensional poverty and a capacity for influencing public policy priorities at an international, national, subnational, and institutional level. This includes decision makers in the highest levels of a ministry, secretariat, agency, commission, or multilateral organization, in roles such as minister, deputy minister, permanent secretary, director general, secretary general, executive director, department head, or equivalent.

Technical details

The programme will be delivered in English, via Canvas and Zoom. Please see below the system requirements to run these platforms:

Canvas system requirements
Zoom system requirements

A Leaders Programme will also be offered in Spanish in Autumn 2022.

Programme fee


This special online fee covers registration and programme tuition, all academic materials, continuous support throughout the programme, and upon successful completion, a digital Certificate of Completion from OPHI and Oxford’s Department of International Development.

Limited financial support is available.

Application details

The application deadline for the Leaders Programme 2021 is April 15, 2022. Slots are limited and applicants will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided in their application.


OPHI Executive Education focuses on the policy uses of the MPI and implementation of the measure. Those wishing to delve deeper into the technical side of measurement and learn how to construct and analyse the MPI are invited to apply for the OPHI Summer School.



Download Executive Education brochure ‘ Leaders Programme: Using the MPI as a Policy Tool, May 9–13, 2022’.


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