20 May 2021 – OPHI is delighted to announce the introduction of OPHI Executive Education, a new stream of programmes designed to provide leaders of today with practical knowledge to lead poverty reduction by using the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and other Alkire–Foster-based measures to design policies and foster synergies aimed at leaving no one behind.
OPHI invites applications for its inaugural course Leaders Programme: Using the MPI as a Policy Tool. This five-day online programme will be held 23–27 August, and is aimed at senior government officials and top-level policymakers.
Consisting of 15 hours of interactive lectures, workshops, conversations with global leaders, and practitioners’ panels, the programme will leverage open discussions and high-level networking with fellow policymakers from around the world to share the successes and challenges of leading multidimensional poverty reduction.
The Leaders Programme will be conducted by senior experts in multidimensional poverty reduction and public policy specialists with experience in using the MPI to guide poverty reduction strategies. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with them during office hours outside the programme schedule to discuss topics of mutual interest.
OPHI Executive Education focuses on the practical policy uses of the MPI. Those wishing to delve deeper into the technical side of measurement and learn how to construct and analyse the MPI are invited to apply for the OPHI Summer School.