The launch of the updated global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) data will take place on 20 September 2018 in New York. Confirmed speakers include UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton, and OPHI Director Sabina Alkire, among others.
The updated data is the result of an ongoing partnership between OPHI and the UNDP’s Human Development Report Office (HDRO). Some adjustments have been made to five of the global MPI indicators to better align the global MPI with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The global MPI will be disaggregated by over 1500 sub-national regions, as well as by age and other demographic characteristics, making it particularly useful in identifying people who are left behind in multiple SDGs.
OPHI will be covering the launch and also publishing findings from the 2018 data on our websites and social media.