Global MPI 2018 results to be launched on 20 September in New York

The launch of the updated global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) data will take place on 20 September 2018 in New York. Confirmed speakers include UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, Nobel Laureate; Angus Deaton, Nobel Laureate in Economics; Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI; Akihiko Nishio, Acting Vice President, World Bank; Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist, UN DESA; Ignacio Saiz, Executive Director, CESR; Selim Jahan, Director, HDRO, and Usha Kanagaratnam, Research Officer, OPHI.

The updated data is the result of an ongoing partnership between OPHI and the UNDP’s Human Development Report Office (HDRO). Some adjustments have been made to five of the global MPI indicators to better align the global MPI with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The global MPI will be disaggregated by over 1500 sub-national regions, as well as by age and other demographic characteristics, making it particularly useful in identifying people who are left behind in multiple SDGs.

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11-11:30 am
Arrival of guests – Coffee and tea served.
11.30 am
Presentation of results:
Welcome remarks by Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP
MPI 2018 –Key findings by Ms. Usha Kanagaratnam, Research Officer, (OPHI)
Comment by Professor Sir. Angus Deaton, Nobel Laureate
Master of ceremony:  Mr. Selim Jahan, Director, Human Development Report Office, UNDP
High-Level panel discussion:
Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP
Mr. Akihiko Nishio, Acting Vice President, World Bank
Mr. Elliott HarrisAssistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist, UN DESA
Ms. Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI
Mr. Ignacio Saiz, Executive Director, Center for Economic and Social Rights
 Q&A open to public.

The MPI 2018 data will be available starting on September 20 at 10am EST at and

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