OPHI Workshop on Policy: Uruguay Round

OPHI held its first workshop with high-level policymakers from Latin America on 14/ 15 October in Montevideo, Uruguay. The aim was to assess the policy implications of OPHI’s work on the “missing dimensions” of human development. Participants from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Inter American Development Bank engaged in dynamic discussions over the usefulness of data on the missing dimensions and how they might translate into policy. The Montevideo workshop highlighted interest within the Latin American region in OPHI’s approach to poverty analysis. It also proposed concrete ways in which the data might inform policy, exposing a need for tools such as planning instruments to package the data and revealing possibilities for OPHI to deepen its engagement with regional bodies and other relevant actors. OPHI is grateful for this input which reinforces the drive to translate academic research into the policy arena.