Launch of Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network makes the news

The launch of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network by President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and high-level representatives from Mexico and around 20 other governments in Oxford on 6 June has made the news in Spanish-language media around the world.

In Colombia, the event was covered by El Colombiano, El Espectador, El Heraldo, El Nuevo HeraldEl País, El Tiempo, Colombia Reports and Colombia Politics. It was covered live by W Radio Colombia, and also featured on Radio Nacional de Colombia, Caracol Radio and Radio Santa Fe.

Across the Americas, it was covered by Terra in Brazil, El Economista in Mexico and La Opinión in the US, among others.

You can listen to an interview conducted by W Radio Colombia with Sabina Alkire on 5 June here. You can also hear interviews the radio station conducted at the Policy Symposium in Magdalen College on 6 June; listen to Dr Paulo de Martino Januzzi, Brazil’s National Secretary of Evaluation and Information Management, here, and Dr Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Executive Secretary of Mexico’s National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL), here.

The Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network will provide support for countries that are considering or developing official measures of multidimensional poverty based on the Alkire Foster method developed at OPHI.

The method provides policymakers with an intuitive yet detailed picture of poverty that shows the number of poor people and the overlapping ways in which they are deprived.