UN Statistical Commission Side Event, 2023 welcome remarks

03 March 2023

The Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) was delighted to hold a side event today at the 54th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC). The early-morning, but packed, event ‘Multidimensional Poverty Data: Post-Pandemic Insights and Policy Applications’ convened leading government statisticians from ten countries to share their insights and experiences on the use of Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs) to guide policymaking in poverty reduction, and track and report progress on SDG indicators. 

Risenga Maluleke, Statistician General, StatsSA, South Africa shared that the South Africa Multidimensional Poverty Index (SAMPI) would be updated using recent census data and updated annually using household survey data henceforth.