New issue of ‘Dimensions’ is out

The April issue of Dimensions is out! This magazine is produced by the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) for readers interested in multidimensional poverty.

The MPPN provides south-south dialogue, capacity building and access to a repository of experiences and lessons learned about measuring multidimensional poverty.

Featured in this issue are:

  • an interview by the Director of OPHI, Sabina Alkire, with former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Juan Manuel Santos, on the reasons that led him to create the Colombian Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and how it was used to improve the efficiency of social policies;
  • a special section on the 2018 global MPI, in which the Nobel Prize laureate in economics, Sir Angus Deaton, discusses conceptualising poverty; OPHI’s Usha Kanagaratnam explores how the 2018 index was revised to support the Sustainable Development Goals; and the United Nations Development Programme Assistant Administrator & Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Luis F. López-Calva, analyses what the 2018 Global MPI reveals about multidimensional poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • a challenge and a proposal by Nicolai Suppa to measure multidimensional poverty in advanced economies such as Germany;
  • two key recommendations for any successful implementation of national multidimensional poverty indices by OPHI’s co-founder John Hammock;
  • a review of advantages and disadvantages of censuses, administrative records and household surveys as sources of data to measure multidimensional poverty in ‘Data of the Month’.

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