While in Costa Rica John Hammock visited the community of Carpio–one of San Jose’s most notorious slum communities. He visited a youth rescue program with the Accion Joven Foundation, a private NGO that works to bring and keep impoverished youth in school. John was able to talk to these teenage boys who used to be in gangs but who have now turned to support each other as they go back to school or get jobs. Rescuing kids from poverty is the work of this energetic Costa Rican foundation. Giving governments the tools to better reach these kids and others is what the MPI is all about.
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Concord Times is reporting on the launch of Sierra Leone Multidimensional Poverty Profile 2019 which took place on 14th May 2019 in Freetown. The article is available here, and the Report on Sierra Leone Multidimensional Index 2019 is available here.
Sierra Leone is on a development trajectory towards achieving middle-income status by 2035. This report presents the results of the Sierra Leone National Multidimensional Poverty Index. The structure of the measure is the result of a long process of discussions led by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Statistics Sierra Leone, and UNDP Sierra Leone. The design and computation of the National Multidimensional Poverty Index has included discussions and meetings with various stakeholders in the country. The purpose of the index is to monitor the reduction of poverty in all its dimensions and to provide relevant information to guide the implementation of social policies in the country. The figures in this report provide critical baselines for the implementation of the Medium-term National Development Plan.
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The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index Report: The Most Detailed Picture to Date of the World’s Poorest People presents the global MPI 2018, a newly revised index based on a short but powerful list of 10 deprivations. During the launch of the Global MPI 2018, Achim Steiner further highlights that if development is about being more precise about directing the limited resources governments have and the indicators of the global MPI can aid that process. The revised global MPI is the joint work of OPHI and UNDP. The overarching aim of the revised MPI is to better align the global MPI with the SDGs (Alkire and Jahan 2018).
Chapter 1 provides a global overview of findings from the global MPI 2018. Chapter 2 focuses on India, presenting a case study on MPI from 2005/06 to 2015/16, with analyses of trends by age, state, caste, and religion, and a direct mapping of poverty at the district level in 2015/16. Turning first to the youngest on our planet, Chapter 3 assesses child poverty across all countries. Multidimensional poverty varies both within and across major geographic regions like Latin America or East Asia and the Pacific, and Chapter 4 presents some notable highlights. Going within countries, Chapter 5 scrutinises poverty levels and composition across rural and urban areas. Finally, Chapter 6 zooms in to investigate circumstances within and across countries according to subnational regions.
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An article following the launch of Afghanistan Multidimensional Poverty Index 2016–2017: Report and Analysis on 31 March 2019. Available here.
An introduction to Afghanistan Multidimensional Poverty Index 2016–2017: Report and Analysis, co-authored by OPHI, which was published in March 2019. The article is available here.
A piece introducing the Afghanistan Multidimensional Poverty Index 2016–2017: Report and Analysis which was co-authored by OPHI and published in March 2019. The article is available here.
A short overview of the Afghanistan Multidimensional Poverty Index 2016–2017: Report and Analysis, following its launch in March 2019. The article is available here.