OPHI runs a programme of regular events. In addition to seminar series, summer schools, and research workshops (listed separately), these include workshops for academics and practitioners and special events related to OPHI’s research.

Details of forthcoming and recent events are shown below. See also OPHI’s Seminar Series, Short Courses and Workshops pages, or Previous Events (below) for a full list of all past events. Many past events are available to watch or listen to on OPHI’s podcasts page.

OPHI and MPPN to host side Event at UN Statistical Commission 50th Session

On March 5, 2019, 1:15-2:30pm, the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) will host a side event at the UN Statistical Commission at the UN Headquarters in New York. The theme of the side event will be: “Multidimensional Poverty: Measurement for Action”

The event will be chaired by Mr Risenga Maluleke, the Statistician-General of South Africa and head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).

Confirmed speakers include:
– Roberto Castillo, Executive Director of National Institute of Statistics and Census of Ecuador
– Zachary Mwangi, Director General of Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
– Abdella Zidan Allag, Chairman of Bureau of Statistics and Census of Libya
– Ariunzaya Ayush, Chairperson of National Statistics Office of Mongolia
– Suman Raj Aryal, Director General of Central Bureau of Statistics of Nepal
– Lisa Grace Bersales, National Statistician of Philippines
– Imelda Madgalene Atai, Acting Executive Director of Uganda Bureau of Statistics
– Sabina Alkire, Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

The MPPN has hosted side events annually at each of the four most recent UNSC Sessions. As in previous years, this side event will provide an opportunity for leading statisticians and MPPN members at the forefront of innovations in poverty measurement to discuss and share their experiences using multidimensional poverty measures.

The 50th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission will take place from 5-8 March 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Agenda items include: data and indicators for Agenda 2030, open data, national accounts, regional statistical development, education statistics, household surveys and statistical capacity building, among others.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to with your name and job title.

Please note: as the event will be held at UN Headquarters, it is unfortunately only accessible to those who have a UN security pass. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For the agenda and updated list of speakers follow this link.

OPHI Summer School 2019, Dates Announced for Mexico City

2019 OPHI Summer School: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement & Analysis. The summer school is led by OPHI Director Sabina Alkire and the OPHI team, and will be held with the support of CONEVAL at their headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico, 12th – 24th August 2019.  For more information on the course content, requirements and how to apply, click here.

Previous Events

Two Distinguished Public Lectures on Bhutan's Democracy and Development
Start Date: 09 Jan 2019
End Date: 09 Jan 2019
Location: Sheldonian Theatre Oxford
With: His Excellency Dasho Tshering Tobgay former Prime Minister of Bhutan

Brief Description: Wednesday 9th January 2019, Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford, 2.30pm- 6.30pm The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) is delighted to announce an afternoon of two Distinguished Public Lectures on Bhutan, by the Former Prime Minister of Bhutan, His … Continue reading Two Distinguished Public Lectures on Bhutan’s Democracy and Development

Child poverty, public expenditure, and social policy in South Asia
Start Date: 19 Mar 2018
End Date: 19 Mar 2018
Location: Queen Elizabeth House
With: Dr Abdul Alim (UNICEF)

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MPPN Side Event at UN Statistical Commission 2018
Start Date: 07 Mar 2018
End Date: 07 Mar 2018
Location: Conference Room 11, United Nations Headquarters, New York
With: Guests

Brief Description: “Disaggregating the Multidimensional Poverty Index to Break Silos of Poverty” On 7 March, 2018, the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) hosted a side event at the 49th United Nations Statistical Commission on “Disaggregating the Multidimensional Poverty Index to Break Silos … Continue reading MPPN Side Event at UN Statistical Commission 2018

Building a Child MPI
Start Date: 05 Mar 2018
End Date: 05 Mar 2018
Location: Queen Elizabeth House, Room 3
With: Dr Ana Vaz (OPHI-University of Oxford)

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Incorporating a Delphi Method within Poverty Measurement: A Case Study of West Java, Indonesia
Start Date: 26 Feb 2018
End Date: 26 Feb 2018
Location: Queen Elizabeth House, Room 3
With: Putu Natih (University of Oxford)

Brief Description: