Posts con la etiqueta ‘National Measures’

Dominican Republic becomes first country in the Caribbean to launch a MPI

Publicado el: June 28th, 2017 Por MPPN

Functions of the IPM-RD

The Dominican Republic is also part of the Global MPI that is calculated every year by OPHI. The Global MPI makes it possible to compare multidimensional poverty across countries. The Dominican Republic is part as well of the IPM-Latin America developed by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), with OPH that allows the Dominican Republic to measure its performance along side that of its neighbors. But now the country will have its own National IPM-RD, to analyze the situation in which Dominicans live and to develop more efficient and effective public policies.

The index measures five critical dimensions at the individual level that reveal not only how many people are multidimensionally poor, but also the composition and intensity of their poverty, considering that poverty is not just lack of money. The MPI-DR directly calculates deprivations in Health, Education and Child Care, Livelihood and Labor; Housing and Environment; Digital Gap and Social Relationships. Public primary services such as water, electricity and sanitation are also measured by this innovative index.

Measuring poverty from a multidimensional perspective will make monitoring much easier for authorities which will allow better identification of vulnerable groups and permit better targeting for public policy and interventions.

‘Poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon which requires a multidimensional political response’

Publicado el: May 11th, 2017 Por MPPN

Multidimensional Poverty in Panama

Publicado el: March 22nd, 2017 Por MPPN

Panama approves plan for National MPI

Publicado el: March 21st, 2017 Por MPPN

The Government with OPHI assistance has been working on this national MPI since last year. Professionals from different offices and Ministries of the Government have been trained by OPHI. Data for the MPI will be collected by the National Institute of Statistics and the data analyzed by the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The Ministry of Social Development has led this whole project and acts as coordinator of the Social Cabinet of Panama.

On March 15th, the Social Cabinet approved the dimensions and indicators of the Panama MPI. John Hammock of OPHI was able to be present for both these important meetings that help establish the MPI as an official measure of poverty to complement the existing income measure.

Multidimensional Poverty: Experiences from countries and agencies

Publicado el: January 17th, 2017 Por MPPN

Heidi Berner
Deputy Secretary of Social Evaluation, Ministry of Social Development, Chile

Tatyana Orozco
General Director, Department of Social Prosperity, Colombia

Ana Monge
Technical Commissioner, Presidential Social Council, Costa Rica

Gonzalo Hernández L.
Executive Secretary of Coneval, Mexico

Michelle Muschett
Vice-Minister, Ministry of Social Development, Panama

Héctor Cárdenas
Minister of Social Action, Paraguay

Marie Josee Bonne
Special Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs, Community Develop. and Sports, Seychelles

Pali Lehohla
Director General of Statistics,                    South Africa

José Aguilar
Executive Director, Horizonte Positivo, Costa Rica

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian
Organization of American States (OAS)





Khalid Abu-Ismail
Chief of the Economic Development and Poverty Section, UN-Escwa


Martin Evans
Senior Advisor, Poverty, Unicef