Gonzalo Hernández Licona is new MPPN Director

30 March, 2020

The Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) is delighted to announce that Gonzalo Hernández Licona is assuming a leadership position as the Director of the MPPN.

MPPN is a South-South initiative that supports policymakers in developing multidimensional poverty measures. It promotes the use of such measures for more effective poverty eradication efforts at the global, national and local levels. 60 countries and 20 international institutions are part of this network.

Mr. Hernández Licona has a strong experience as a leader in social policy evaluation and poverty measurement in Latin America. He was Executive Secretary of the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval) in Mexico between 2005 and 2018. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford and a Masters in Economics from the University of Essex.

Gonzalo Hernández Licona

Regarding his new position, Mr. Hernández Licona pointed out “I would like to use this expertise to help other countries with their evaluation and measurement challenges, with the end goal of improving people’s lives.”



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