A delegation from OPHI has made a visit to the Islamic Development Bank’s headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in conjunction with the ‘International Day for the Eradication of Poverty’, which is observed on 17 October every year.
On 1 October, OPHI Director Sabina Alkire, Co-founder and Research Associate John Hammock and Research Officer Ana Vaz gave a ‘Town Hall’ session titled ‘Multidimensional Poverty Index: Implications for IDB Member Countries’. This was followed by a two-day workshop on ‘Multidimensional Poverty: Measurement and Eradication’ on 2-3 October.
The events were organised by the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), the poverty alleviation arm of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).
‘In its various forms, poverty continues to impede the development of millions of people in the IDB Member Countries. ISFD wants to benefit from the knowledge, best practices, and success stories of poverty reduction around the world,’ said Dr. Bashir Fadlallah, ISFD’s director.
‘OPHI, a centre of excellence on multidimensional poverty, has done a lot of work on the subject and we are looking forward to forging a strong collaboration between the IDB and OPHI to strengthen our fight against poverty.’
You can read about the events on ISFD’s website here.