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Innovations, collaborations and forthcoming MPIs shared at UNGA 77 Side Event hosted by Nigeria

Publicado el: September 23rd, 2022 Por MPPN

The event was co-organized with the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN), a network of senior policymakers from more than 60 countries and 19 international organizations focused on measuring and reducing multidimensional poverty. The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) is the Secretariat of the MPPN.


International agencies reaffirm their commitment in current context 

A raft of key institutions explained the increasing relevance of multidimensional poverty measurement and reduction in present times. Rola Dashti, Under Secretary-General, Executive Secretary of ESCWA, noted how policy applications of the MPI animate major priorities including investment in the public health sector, quality education, and resilient social security. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator, UNDP, quantified today’s tough context, in which for first time in 32 years, human development declined for two years in a row. He stressed how work using the MPI is responding, with India and Uganda releasing their MPI reports, Belize, Guyana, Uruguay Viet Nam and Nigeria being among countries finalising or making major innovations on MPI with UNDP support; with a Massive Open Online Course training thousands, UNDP-OPHI’s global MPI analysis profiling disparities across ethnicity, caste and gender; and a new UNDP-OPHI Handbook on “How to Use National MPIs as a Policy Tool: From Metrics to Policy” distilling how countries around the globe have already used the MPI to better target, prioritize and allocate resources where they are most needed.

Maria Ana Lugo, Senior Economist of the World Bank, shared details of the World Bank’s support for national MPI SDG reporting across the world and their support for strengthening data collection. The Vice President of IsDB announced the publication a new IsDBI-OPHI policy brief series exploring the multidimensional poverty of Member Countries to serve as a foundation for evidence-based policy, including a cutting-edge report on MPI in Afghanistan with a new tangible and actionable portrayal of provincial data. Gabriel Ferrero of The UN Committee on World Food Security shared how in the face of the cost of living, a multidimensional lens such as MPI and WEAI is vitally important to catalyse transformative progress in the most cost-effective way.


More reasons for hope  

Several hopeful notes were struck amid the challenges shared. In the face of multiple crises from the COVID-19 pandemic to several natural disasters, the Governor of Oaxaca Alejandro Murat Hinojosa described how Oaxaca, one of the poorest states of Mexico, had achieved the largest reduction in poverty in its history, attributing the success to using MPIs for measurement and targeting resource allocation based on the most deprived areas.

Jamie Coats, CEO of the Wise Responder, encouraged attendees to take advantage of the moment to reach out to the investment community and involve the private sector in their programmes to reduce poverty because these are looking to use ESG and social bonds to support such work. The exhilarating event closed with words by Kim Samuel, founder of the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness and Visiting Scholar to OPHI. She reflected on the human value of events such as these and the achievements of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network in providing a forum for leaders to come together, encourage one another, and share lessons learned via this ‘community of connection,’ so that in these difficult times, no professional fights poverty alone.



Leadership Panel

  • E. Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ably represented by Her Excellency, Dr Zainab Ahmed, Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning
  • Rola Dashti, Under Secretary-General, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, ESCWA
  • E. Tandi Dorji, Minister of Foreign Affairs, obo the Prime Minister, Royal Government of Bhutan
  • Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UNDP
  • E. Dina Boluarte, Vice-President and Minister of Social Development, Peru
  • Mansur Muhtar, Vice President, Islamic Development Bank, IsDB
  • E. Felix Ulloa, Vice President, El Salvador


Ministerial Panel

  • E. Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Nigeria
  • E. Hala Helmy ElSaid, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Egypt
  • E. Samheng Boros, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation, Cambodia
  • E. Arnoldo André Tinoco, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Costa Rica
  • E. Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Pakistan
  • E. Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, President CONAGO, Governor of Oaxaca, Mexico
  • E. Gabriel Ferrero, Ambassador at Large for Global Food Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Spain.


SDG and Innovations Panel

  • E Prince Adeyemi Adeniran, Statistician General, National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria
  • Raymond Gilpin, Senior Economist, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP on behalf of E Ahunna Eziakonwa, Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director for Africa, UNDP
  • Peter Hawkins, Country Representative of Nigeria, UNICEF
  • E. Jorge Iván González, Director of the Department of National Planning, Colombia
  • Maria Ana Lugo, Senior Economist, World Bank
  • Jamie Coats, CEO Wise Responder


Closing Address:

  • Kim Samuel, Founder Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness and Visiting Scholar, OPHI



  • Sabina Alkire, Director of OPHI, University of Oxford
  • Sola Afolayan, National Coordinator, MPI, Nigeria
  • Gonzalo Hernandez Licona, Director of MPPN, OPHI, University of Oxford



Side Event Agenda

Recording of the 23 September event




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25 September 2018, 11am-1pm, CR 2, UN HQ, New York

Reflections by Eminent Speakers:

  • H.E. Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama
  • Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP
  • H.E. Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras
  • H.E. Epsy Campbell Barr, Vice-President of Costa Rica

Ministerial Discussion:

  • H.E. Rosemarie G. Edillon, Deputy Director General, National Economic and Development Authority, Philippines
  • H.E. Shamsul Alam, Member (Senior Secretary), National Planning Commission, Bangladesh
  • H.E. Nabeela Tunis, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Sierra Leone
  • H.E. Carlos Velasquez Monge, Minister of Social Development, Guatemala
  • H.E. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister for Defense and Military Veterans, South Africa
  • H.E. Oliver Arroyo, General Director for Evaluation and Monitoring of Social Programs, Mexico
  • H.E. Ghada Waly, Minister of Social Solidarity, Egypt

Leaders in International Institutions:

  • Mohamed Ali Alhakim, Executive Secretary, UN-ESCWA
  • Jorge Familiar, Vice-President of the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Luis Felipe López-Calva, UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Laurence Chandy, Director of Data, Research and Policy, UNICEF
  • Saurabh Sinha, Chief of Social Protection and Employment Section, UN-ECA
  • Daniel Titelman, Director of Division of Economic Development, UN-ECLAC
  • Victor Harison, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union

 Interventions from the Floor:

  • H.E. Pauline Zoure, Secretary of State, Ministry of Finance, Burkina Faso
  • Gabriel Ferrero, Director of Sustainable Development Policies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spain

 Closing Remarks and Moderator:

Sabina Alkire, Director of Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford


Read about earlier High-Level Side Events at the UNGA in which OPHI and the MPPN have organised here.

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