UNSC Side-Event 2020: Using a MPI to coordinate policies and achieve SDGs

11 February, 2020

High-Level Side-Event at the 51 Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC)

Using a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) to coordinate policies and achieve SDGs


  • Thursday 5th March 2020, 1:15pm-2:30pm
  • Conference Room TBC, UN Headquarters, New York
  • Hosted by Mr Risenga Maluleke Statistician General of South Africa
  • Invitation only
  • Agenda
  • Concept Note

On 5 March 2020 at 1:15pm, the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) will host a Side Event at the 51st session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) in New York at the UN Headquarters (Conference Room TBC). The United Nations Statistical Commission is the key UN statistical entity, with participation from national and international statistical leaders from across the world.

Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs) are widely used to measure and fight poverty in all its dimensions. This Side-Event will bring together leading statisticians at the forefront of innovations in poverty measurement to discuss and share their experiences of tailoring measures to their national context, improving existing MPIs, and using MPIs to coordinate policies and track progress towards the SDGs. In keeping with the 2020 UNSC theme of ‘Better Data, Better Lives’, this event will stress the importance of multidimensional poverty measurement to establish policies that improve the lives of the poor and leave no one behind.

 The event will be chaired by the Statistician General of South Africa, Mr Risenga Maluleke, a member of the MPPN Steering Committee.


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