A Discussion of the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index MPI 2020

15 August 2020

On July 29, the IIEP hosted a discussion of the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index. This event was co-sponsored by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative and the Institute for International Economic Policy. This webinar features Sabina Alkire, Monica Pinilla, and Ricardo Nogales, of OPHI. IIEP Director James Foster gave welcoming remarks, and Ajay Chhibber (GWU), Frances Stewart (Oxford), and Dean Jolliffe (World Bank) were discussants. 

The 2020 global MPI report profiles a global study covering 5 billion people of harmonised trends in multidimensional poverty. It explores if countries, before the pandemic, were on track to halve their multidimensional poverty if observed trends continued. In the context of COVID-19, which unfolded as the report was compiled, the report offers simulations of the possible impacts of the pandemic on the global MPI. A decade away from the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the report concludes with an in-depth analysis of multidimensional poverty from the perspective of a selection of SDGs. 

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