Special Side-Event at the Cartagena Data Festival

“Global Multidimensional Poverty Index and New Data for the Effective
Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”

21 April 2015, 9.30am – 11.00am, Cartagena, Colombia (3.30pm – 5pm BST)

This event will highlight a new multidimensional poverty measure that can help to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere” – a key component of the first goal of the final Open Working Group proposal for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Featuring a high-level dialogue among eminent panelists, the special event will highlight the Colombian national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and the newly proposed regional MPI for Latin America. It will also show how a Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (the MPI 2015+), supported by a data revolution, as part of the core poverty indicators of the SDGs can help to eradicate extreme poverty after 2015. The MPI 2015+ complements income poverty measures and shines a high-resolution lens on poverty, showing who is poor and how they are poor, helping to ensure that the SDGs “leave no one behind”.

This side event is hosted by the Government of Colombia, the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN), and OPHI.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Tatyana Orozco, Director, Department for Social Prosperity, Colombia
  • Xavier Mancero, Senior Statistician, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford

This event is open to delegates at the Cartagena Data Festival. For more information about the festival, visit www.cartagenadatafest2015.org.

Watch via live stream:

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