Hon Dr. Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia to champion multidimensional poverty

At the annual meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) held in Berlin this July, the Honourable Dr Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia pledged to be an international champion of multidimensional approaches to measuring and eradicating poverty. The Prime Minister gave a keynote address at the gathering of high-level representatives from over 20 governments around the world. In the address he noted the utility of multidimensional measures in capturing the complex reality poor people live in the Caribbean and the world over. In his speech, Dr Anthony also outlined plans, led by the Chief Statistician of Saint Lucia, to develop a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for the Eastern Caribbean region.

For the full story please visit the MPPN website where you can read the transcript of the speech and watch the video of the keynote address.