MPPN: Connecting policy makers globally

4 November, 2016

The Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) is a platform of more than 60 countries and international organizations focused on measuring multidimensional poverty. The network delivers technical support, training courses and access to a repository of experiences and lessons learnt concerning the measurement of multidimensional poverty.



The aim of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN), created in 2013, is to eradicate poverty through measurements that take into account the different types of deprivations experienced by people living in poverty. MPPN works for the better technical design and focus of public policies to make them more effective at reducing poverty in all its dimensions.

The network was set up to support policy makers implementing a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) or exploring the possibility of creating multidimensional poverty measurements. This support includes recommendations for the design of the measurement, for the political processes supporting the measurement and for the necessary institutional arrangements to carry out the measurement.

For the network, supporting multidimensional measurement has concrete objectives: to use public resources in a more effective way, to improve design of the policies, to monitor effectiveness of policies over time and to help to focus social programmes on the people most in need.


I am a firm believer that it is our duty is to lead ambitious social changes in our countries. Fortunately, the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network will be the platform to help this happen. The sole idea of applying this tool (the Alkire-Foster method) in more countries is inspiring.

– President Juan Manuel Santos (Colombia)


The MPPN Secretariat is provided by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), which coordinates the network and its website. The activities of the Secretariat are led by its Steering Committee, which is formed from a representative group of the network participants.



MPPN: Important Information

  • Created in 2013

  • Representatives from 51 countries and 12 institutions participate (October 2016)

  • An annual meeting is held to share experiences in measuring multidimensional poverty

  • The network Secretariat is provided by OPHI

  • Contact:


* Translated into English by Alicia Holliday from United Nations Volunteers and Corinne Mitchell from OPHI.

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