Posts con la etiqueta ‘Sabina Alkire’

Paraguay: INE presents the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for the first time

Publicado el: June 9th, 2021 Por MPPN

The event will be on Wednesday June 9 at 11:00, through the Zoom platform. Likewise, it will be possible to follow the presentation through the live broadcast on the INE’s Facebook page.

This virtual meeting will have the following participants: National Director of the INE, Iván Ojeda; Director of OPHI, Sabina Alkire; Director of the Multidimensional Poverty Network of OPHI, Gonzalo Hernández Licona, and economist Verónica Serafini, representing the Inter-institutional Committee on Expanded Poverty.

The MPI complements the measurement of monetary poverty in the country, which has been analised in the country for 24 years from the perspective of people’s income.

The MPI methodology was developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), which in turn was based on the Capabilities Approach of the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Amartya Sen.

INE has received permanent advice from this prestigious organization and has also agreed on the construction of the MPI with public institutions, research centers, cooperating organizations and independent researchers.

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OPHI introduces Executive Education to train leaders in using the MPI as a policy tool

Publicado el: May 25th, 2021 Por MPPN

OPHI invites applications for its inaugural course Leaders Programme: Using the MPI as a Policy Tool. This five-day online programme will be held 23–27 August, and is aimed at senior government officials and top-level policymakers.

Consisting of 15 hours of interactive lectures, workshops, conversations with global leaders, and practitioners’ panels, the programme will leverage open discussions and high-level networking with fellow policymakers from around the world to share the successes and challenges of leading multidimensional poverty reduction.

The Leaders Programme will be conducted by senior experts in multidimensional poverty reduction and public policy specialists with experience in using the MPI to guide poverty reduction strategies. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with them during office hours outside the programme schedule to discuss topics of mutual interest.

OPHI Executive Education focuses on the practical policy uses of the MPI. 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.


Further details on the ExEd Leaders Programme: Using the MPI as a policy tool and how to apply

Further details on the OPHI Summer School and how to apply


Ibero-America recognises the importance of the Multidimensional Poverty Index as a key tool to strengthen governance

Publicado el: May 10th, 2021 Por MPPN

The event was co-hosted by the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI), as the Secretariat of the MPPN, together with the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

In Article 14 of the Declaration, the Ibero-American Heads of State and Government

“Recognized the importance of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the University of Oxford, as a tool to guide public policies aimed at reducing poverty in all its forms and dimensions, taking into account the need to identify the differentiated impacts produced by the pandemic and the difficulty of measuring them only with instruments based on income level, which do not take into account the multiple deprivations faced by people living in poverty.”

During the event, Rebeca Grynspan, SEGIB’s Secretary General, Luis Felipe López-Calva, UNDP’s Director General for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Sabina Alkire, Director of OPHI, celebrated the content of Article 14 of the Declaration and analysed its implications for public policies.

Next, H.E. María Inés Castillo, Minister of Social Development of Panama and Ivan Ojeda, National Director of Paraguay’s National Statistics Institute, shared their reflections on the challenges involved in moving from multidimensional poverty measurement to the implementation of integrated policies that favour the strengthening of governance within the countries of the region.

Rebeca Grynspan, who led the organization of the XXVII Ibero-American Summit from SEGIB, affirmed that ‘we can only eliminate poverty in all its dimensions in Latin America if we make it visible. First, we have to move from not measuring to measuring, and then from measuring to using this information to drive policy decisions.’

For his part, Luis Felipe López-Calva added that the MPI ‘beyond being an official statistic closely aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 1, is an instrument for improving governance, as it improves the coordination of public policies and the definition of priorities between sectors, favoring accountability and transparency.’

As of 2009, Latin America became the pioneer region for adopting the MPI at a national and subnational level. The 2010 publication of the Global MPI in the UNDP Human Development Report, together with OPHI, promoted the importance of multidimensional poverty measurement globally.

However, guaranteeing its use as a public policy tool is more urgent than ever in the face of the multidimensional effects of the pandemic. ‘To support the countries in this process, OPHI will soon be offering an Executive Education programme aimed at strengthening political leadership and developing the necessary skills to lead strategies for the reduction of poverty in all its forms and dimensions,’ said Sabina Alkire, recognizing in turn the outstanding role played by the General Secretary of SEGIB in the construction of economic, social and environmental proposals for the post-COVID recovery of the region.

The event, facilitated by Michelle Muschett, OPHI’s Director of Strategy and Public Policy, and Gonzalo Hernández-Licona, Director of the MPPN, concluded with the recognition of the importance of the MPPN as a South-South support platform for public policymakers in the region committed to the use of the MPI to reduce poverty in all its forms and dimensions, and thus come closer to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that make up the 2030 Agenda.


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