Developing relevant MPIs at the MPPN Side Event of the 52nd UNSC

26 February 2021 – The Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) hosted an online side event at the 52nd United Nations Statistical Commission entitled ‘Multidimensional Poverty Indices: An SDG Indicator, an Official Statistic, and a Policy Tool’ yesterday. The event brought … Continue reading Developing relevant MPIs at the MPPN Side Event of the 52nd UNSC more

New OPHI Working Paper on the dangers of using endogenous weights

25 January 2021 – This paper authored by Indranil Dutta, Ricardo Nogales and Gaston Yalonetzky explores the dangers with endogenous (i.e. data-driven) weights in measuring poverty. Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs) depend on the weights assigned to the different dimensions and … Continue reading New OPHI Working Paper on the dangers of using endogenous weights more

Sign up to OPHI UNDP online course: Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

19 January 2021 – Back by popular demand, OPHI and the United Nations Development Programme are delighted to launch their second Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) entitled ‘Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)’ next month. The course is free to … Continue reading Sign up to OPHI UNDP online course: Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) more

Pilot project in Honduras strengthens transparency in fight against COVID vulnerability

COVID-19 poses a severe threat to the health and livelihoods of the world’s poorest. Honduras has launched a pioneering measure to provide support to the most vulnerable using an innovative...
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Let’s Not Waste This Chance: Dynamic exchange at the UN General Assembly on leadership and poverty amidst the COVID pandemic

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Register for MPPN 2020 UNGA Side Event on 24 September

9 September 2020 You can now register to join us for this year’s High-Level Side Event ‘Poverty at a Crossroad: Using Leadership and the Multidimensional Poverty Index to...
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Half of Angolans are multidimensionally poor according to new national MPI report

3 September 2020 – 54% of Angolans are multidimensionally poor according to Angola’s national...
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Ghana launches a national Multidimensional Poverty Index

29 July 2020 – Two out of every five Ghanaians are identified as multidimensionally poor according to [...] more

The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number – High-Level Discussion of Global MPI 2020

17 July 2020 – The findings of the 2020 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and the challenges for poverty reduction were discussed yesterday by a high-level panel of speakers at the...
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