Category Archives: In Media

TOLO News, Over 18M Afghans Suffer From Multidimensional Poverty: Study

An introduction to Afghanistan Multidimensional Poverty Index 2016–2017: Report and Analysis, co-authored by OPHI, which was published in March 2019. The article is available here.

Daily Outlook Afghanistan, Half of Afghans Suffer from Multidimensional Poverty: Gov’t

A piece introducing the Afghanistan Multidimensional Poverty Index 2016–2017: Report and Analysis which was co-authored by OPHI and published in March 2019. The article is available here.

Afghanistan Times, ‘Over Half of Afghans Live in ‘Comprehensive’ Poverty’

An article in Afghanistan Times, following the launch of Afghanistan Multidimensional Poverty Index 2016–2017 which was published in March 2019 and was co-authored by OPHI. Read the article here.

Viet Nam News, ‘ Much to Do in War on Poverty’: an article about multidimensional poverty in Viet Nam

Multidimensional poverty (MDP) in Việt Nam witnessed a significant drop from 15.9 per cent in 2012 to 9.1 per cent in 2016 with some six million people escaping from poverty.

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Statement to the First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board, by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner: “… in collaboration with Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, we have advanced our work on the Multidimensional Poverty Index to identify those population groups facing severe and intersecting deprivations. Beyond being an official poverty statistic and improving our understanding of poverty, the Multidimensional Poverty Index is an instrument for enhancing governance, by acting as a policy coordination tool, helping to improve national information systems, and fostering accountability of governments.”

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The Bhutanese: “Ex-PM’s Key-Note Address at Oxford Focuses on Monarchy, Sovereignty, Culture, Democracy, Environment, GNH and Welfare”

The Former Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay delivered the main key note address at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford University on 9th January as the main event of the three-day International Society of Bhutan Studies (ISBS) conference.

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The Bhutanese: ” A Deep Dive into Bhutan”

The International Society for Bhutan Studies (ISBS) inaugural conference in Magdalen College, Oxford University made the important first step of discussing and studying the diverse and less discussed aspects of Bhutan in a large international academic setting. More importantly, it set up and gave shape to an independent international ‘Bhutan studies’ group in its own right.

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