In the article, Alkire echoes the UN Secretary General’s call for ‘South-South cooperation’, highlighting the work of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network; ‘a growing body of developing-country governments who have joined together to share their experiences of adopting multidimensional poverty measures at the national or regional level.’
The Network organised a side-event at the 68th UN General Assembly on 24 September to urge post-2015 actors to include a multidimensional poverty index (MPI) alongside the $1.25/day income measure, to track progress towards non-monetary goals. The proposed MPI2015+ would build on an existing global multidimensional poverty index published in UNDP’s Human Development Reports since 2010. Countries from the Network, such as Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines and El Salvador have started work towards the construction of such a poverty measure.
The Stakeholder Forum will publish five editions of Outreach to coincide with key events relating to the post-2015 development agenda during the 68th session of the UN General Assembly (20 – 27 September 2013). The content of the daily editions is based on the themes of each event.
You can read Alkire’s article in full here.