Statement to the First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board, by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner: “… in collaboration with Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, we have advanced our work on the Multidimensional Poverty Index to identify those population groups facing severe and intersecting deprivations. Beyond being an official poverty statistic and improving our understanding of poverty, the Multidimensional Poverty Index is an instrument for enhancing governance, by acting as a policy coordination tool, helping to improve national information systems, and fostering accountability of governments.”

Read the full Statement here.