9 July 2020 – The global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2020 will be launched on Thursday 16 July.
2020 marks the ten year anniversary since the global MPI was first launched in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report Office (HDRO).
The report will profile the first global study of harmonised trends showing the patterns of poverty reduction in a study covering 5 billion people. It will also look forward to see if countries are on track to halve their multidimensional poverty if observed trends continue. In the context of COVID-19, which unfolded as the report was compiled, the report offers simulations of the possible impacts of the pandemic on the global MPI. A decade away from the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the report concludes with an in-depth analysis of multidimensional poverty from the perspective of a selection of SDGs.
You are invited to join our joint public event with UNDP HDRO featuring the following speakers:
– Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
– H.E. M. A. Mannon, Minister of Planning, Bangladesh
– Isabel Saint Malo, Former Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama
– Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty
– Theadora Swift Koller, Senior Technical Advisor, Equity, World Health Organisation (WHO)
– Dean Joliffe, Lead Economist, Development Data Group, World Bank
– Sabina Alkire, Director of OPHI
Information on the global MPI
The global MPI is a measure of acute multidimensional poverty covering over 100 countries in the developing world. It complements global monetary poverty statistics such as the $1.90 a day measure by capturing more information on the nature of people’s poverty. It measures the acute deprivations in health, education, and living standards that a person faces simultaneously. The global MPI issues headline statistics for each country that can be unpacked to show who is poor and how they are poor – vital information for policy.