Category Archives: In Media

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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Daily O: “Good News: Poverty Rate in India Has Halved Over Ten Years’

As the rupee continues to weaken and fuel prices continue to inflate, things look bleak for India on economic terms. But there is some good news, and one that is definitely worth celebrating. According to the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), almost 271 million people in India have moved out of poverty in the decade since 2005-06.

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El Pais, Spain ‘La ONU Presenta un Nuevo Mapa dela Pobreza Global Mas Alla del Dinero’

1.300 millones de personas son pobres en todos los sentidos de la palabra, porque no tienen apenas ingresos o carecen de acceso a agua potable, alimentos suficientes o electricidad

 

New York Times ‘Survey of 104 Countries Says 1.3 Billion Live In Poverty’

A survey of 104 countries comprising 5.5 billion people that looked at health, education and living standards has found that some 1.3 billion people are living in poverty — including 662 million children.

The Multidimensional Poverty Index released Thursday by the U.N. Development Program and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative says 46 percent of the 1.3 billion are considered to be severely impoverished.

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AP News ‘Survey of 104 Countries Says 1.3 Billion Live In Poverty’

A survey of 104 countries comprising 5.5 billion people that looked at health, education and living standards has found that some 1.3 billion people are living in poverty — including 662 million children.

The Multidimensional Poverty Index released Thursday by the U.N. Development Program and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative says 46 percent of the 1.3 billion are considered to be severely impoverished.

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Deutsche Welle: ‘Multidimensional Poverty Index: India Halves Poverty in Ten Years’

A new report shows the percentage of Indians living in poverty is half what it was a decade ago. But child poverty around the world is still rife, affecting nearly two-thirds of those under 18 in sub-Saharan Africa.

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My Republica: 28.5 % population poor in view of MPI

The report shows that the MPI rate is higher in the Province 6 and Province 2 where 50 percent people are living in poverty. They have no access to basic facilities like cooking fuel, sanitation, electricity, education and health. This figure is 30 percent in the Province 5 and 15 percent in the Province 3, 1 and 4.

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