Presentations – 8th MPPN Annual Meeting

12 October, 2021

8th Annual High-Level Meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN)

Day 1 – October 4th

MC: Felipe Roa-Clavijo. Researcher and Global Policy Lead at OPHI


Inaugural session

Moderator: Michelle Muschett, Senior Public Policy Advisor, OPHI


H.E. Sebastian Piñera, President of Chile

Karla Rubilar, Minister of Social Development and Family, Chile

Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Director of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN)


Global exchange I: Poverty measurement in 2020-2021

 Moderator: Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Director, MPPN


Sanyukta Samaddar, SDG Advisor, Niti Aayog, India

Juan Daniel Oviedo, Director, DANE, Colombia

Lorena Moreno, Metrics Innovation and Information Analysis Coordinator, National Institute of Statistics and Census, Ecuador

Alida Gutiérrez, General Coordinator for Poverty Analysis, CONEVAL, Mexico

Francis Bright Mensah, Assistant Chief Statistician, Ghana Statistical Service

Somkele Awa-Kalu, Special Assistant Research and Analytics, Office of the Vice President, Presidency of Nigeria

Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (RBPPS), UNDP

Alejandra Candia Díaz, Undersecretary of Social Evaluation, Ministry of Social Development and Family, Chile



Global exchange: discussion groups

Guiding questions:

  1. What did you find interesting from the presentations and what would you like to learn more about?
  2. What challenges did your country/organisation face in measuring poverty during the pandemic? How were these addressed?
  3. What are your country’s/institution’s plans for measuring and reducing poverty in the months to come?
  4. What innovative aspects of measuring and reducing multidimensional poverty would you like to see implemented in your country/institution?


Exchange panel for the Americas

Moderator: Ricardo Nogales, Research Associate, OPHI


Jose Champsaur, Projects and Plans Coordinator, Technical Secretary of the Social Cabinet, MIDES Panamá

Nancy Hidalgo Calle, Technical Director of Demographics and Social Indicators, INEI, Peru

Vanesa Wainstein, Director of International Affairs and Relations, Social Development Ministry, Argentina

Xavier Mancero, Senior Statistician of the Statistics Division, UN-ECLAC

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Director, Department of Social Inclusion, Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity, OAS



Day 2 – October 5th

MC: Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Director, MPPN


Exchange panel for Africa, Asia, Europe

Ram Kumar Phuyal, Member, National Planning Commission, Nepal

Batdavaa Batmunkh, Chairman, National Statistics Office of Mongolia

Ali Kemal, Chief, SDGs, Ministry of Planning Development and Reform, Pakistan

Harmawanti Marhaeni, Director for Social Statistics at the National Statistics Office, Indonesia Bureau of Statistics,

Agnes Stenström, Development Analyst, SIDA

James Muwonge, Director of Socioeconomic Surveys, Uganda Bureau of Statistics

Ziggy Adam, Senior Planning Officer, Ministry of Family Affairs, Seychelles

Anura Kumara, Director General, Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka


Global exchange II: Policy uses of the MPI

 Moderators: Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI & Michelle Muschett, Senior Public Policy Advisor, OPHI


Global Exchange II First Part: Presentations

Montshiwa Montshiwa, National Poverty Eradication Coordinator, Office of the President, Botswana

Risenga Maluleke, Statistician General, Statistics South Africa, South Africa

Minh Thu Pham, Deputy Head of Division for Scientific Management, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam

Phuntsho Wangyel, Chief, Research and Evaluation Division, Gross National Happiness Commission, Bhutan

Reham Rizk, Head of Forecasting and Modelling Unit , Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Egypt



Global Exchange II Second Part

Boros Samheng, Secretary of State, Ministry of Social Affairs, Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation, Cambodia

Jose Cardoso, Officer, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Mozambique

Areef Suleman, Director of Economic Research and Statistics, IsDB

Khalid Abu-Ismail, Chief, Economic Policy Section, ESCWA



Closing session

Moderators: Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI & Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Director, MPPN


Alejandra Candia Díaz, Undersecretary of Social Evaluation, Ministry of Social Development and Family, Chile



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