Measuring and reducing poverty in all its dimensions

OPHI and the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) will host a side event, ‘Measuring and reducing poverty in all its dimensions,’ at the 47th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in New York.

This side event will highlight the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as a tool that can measure poverty in all its dimensions and fulfil SDG indicator 1.2.2. It will be held on Monday, 7 March, from 1:15 – 2:30 PM, in Conference Room A (CB).

Featuring a high-level dialogue among eminent panelists, this event will show how National MPIs provide rigorous statistics on poverty, and tools for targeting, monitoring, and coordination of anti-poverty programs. As such, these indices serve as governance tools. The event will also show how developing countries can use the global Multidimensional Poverty Index to analyse poverty and to compare progress across countries.

For more information on the event, please visit the event page.