The launch of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network by President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and high-level representatives from Mexico and around 20 other governments in Oxford on 6 June has made the news in Spanish-language media around the world.
In Colombia, the event was covered by El Colombiano, El Espectador, El Heraldo, El Nuevo Herald, El País, El Tiempo, Colombia Reports and Colombia Politics. It was covered live by W Radio Colombia, and also featured on Radio Nacional de Colombia, Caracol Radio and Radio Santa Fe.
You can listen to an interview conducted by W Radio Colombia with Sabina Alkire on 5 June here. You can also hear interviews the radio station conducted at the Policy Symposium in Magdalen College on 6 June; listen to Dr Paulo de Martino Januzzi, Brazil’s National Secretary of Evaluation and Information Management, here, and Dr Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Executive Secretary of Mexico’s National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL), here.
The method provides policymakers with an intuitive yet detailed picture of poverty that shows the number of poor people and the overlapping ways in which they are deprived.