OPHI Director Sabina Alkire is to speak at the European Commission’s European Development Days (EDD) conference in Brussels on 27 November 2013. Alkire will take part in a panel session held by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) entitled ‘Multidimensional poverty post-2015: Keeping poverty eradication at the heart of post 2015 goals’. The panel will run from 12:45 PM – 14:00 PM.
Alongside Alkire on the panel will be Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and Tanya Cox, Senior Advocacy and Campaigns Manager at Plan International.
The world is on track to get to zero on extreme poverty as defined in the Millennium Development Goals (MGD), but far from achieving the overarching goal of eradicating extreme poverty as agreed in the Millennium Declaration. The panel will present and discuss how to identify and combat the multiple dimensions of poverty and how to keep poverty eradication at the heart of post-2015 goals.
The panel session follows a side-event at the UN General Assembly on 24 September 2013 held by the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network. At that event, the governments of Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Philippines and Nigeria, along with representatives of the World Bank, UNDP and the OECD, called on the UN to adopt a new multidimensional poverty measure, the MPI2015+ (or MPI 2.0), to track progress toward the new development goals adopted after 2015.