OPHI takes part in Effective Cooperation Conference in Mexico City

OPHI Research Associate, John Hammock, will speak at the First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Cooperation taking place in Mexico City this week, on 15- 16 April 2014.

The conference will be attended by over 1500 development leaders – including  President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría – and aims to reaffirm the importance of effective development cooperation in meeting the MDGs and as a key part of the next global development framework.

Hammock will speak in session 29, on 16 April 2014, titled ‘Country classification systems and the “middle income country trap”: towards a more comprehensive approach’. The session  will discuss the role and effects of country classification systems and consider the alternatives to per capita income criterion in the allocation of overseas development assistance.

OPHI will also have a stand at the conference which will have materials on the 2013 global MPI, published in UNDP’s flagship Human Development Report since 2010, as well as case studies on countries that have adopted official national MPIs.

Information will also be available on the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) – a new network for policymakers – that brings together Ministers and senior officials from over 25 countries and international institutions interested in or in the process of developing national MPIs. The stand will also showcase the network’s proposal for a new global MPI to support the post-2015 development process – the MPI2015+ which is intended to help ensure poverty in all its forms is eradicated after 2015.

You can find out more about the conference here.