OPHI is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the Government of Costa Rica. The country is committed to reducing inequality and extreme poverty, and as such has decided to adopt the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as the national poverty measurement.
Facilitated by the Minister of Human Development and Social Inclusion, the Director of the Asociación Horizonte Positivo, OPHI Co-Founder John Hammock, and witnessed by the Second Vice-President, and the President of the Republic, this agreement represents the beginning of what will hopefully be a bright, creative, and dynamic working relationship between OPHI, Costa Rica, and the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN).
OPHI is equally as pleased to announce that it has facilitated a similar agreement with the Government of Honduras. Signed by the Minister of Coordination of the Presidency, this document represents yet another country that has actively decided to reduce poverty in its many forms.
Both Costa Rica and Honduras attended the MPPN Meeting in Berlin in July 2014, and quickly decided to adopt the MPI measure in their respective countries. These agreements are testament to the overwhelmingly positive outcomes that have been achieved through the MPPN since its creation in June 2013.