Launch of ‘Measuring multidimensional poverty in rural areas: The Rural-Multidimensional Poverty Index (R-MPI)’

Register now for the launch of our joint report with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), ‘Measuring multidimensional poverty in rural areas: The Rural-Multidimensional Poverty Index (R-MPI)’.

Confirmed discussants include Theadora Swift Koller, Senior Technical Advisor, Equity at World Health Organization, and Pali Lehohla, former Statistician-General of South Africa and former Head of Statistics South Africa from 2000–17.

Evidence indicates that poverty worldwide is concentrated in rural areas, and that agriculture is central to the livelihoods and food security of these population groups. This extended and jointly authored report, published within the FAO Statistical Development Series, articulates a conceptual framework for measuring multidimensional poverty in rural areas, and develops a rural Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). The rural MPI is applied to four countries – Malawi, Ethiopia, Niger and Nigeria – and presents exciting new insights relevant for policymakers, academics and practitioners working on rural poverty alleviation.

Online registration for 25 January launch, 12.00pm, Rome