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By Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
OPHI has just launched two publications on the Children’s Multidimensional Poverty (OPHI Briefing 46) and the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017 (OPHI 47).  It is the... read more
By Acosta, Pablo A., Almeida, Rita, Gindling Thomas, Lao Pena, Christine.
This reports analyzes the current trends of public spending in the social sector of the six Central American countries - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,... read more
The new edition of Social Panorama of Latin America by the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean addresses the issue of social inequality, seen as a... read more
By Claudia González
We cordially invite the Ministries and High Authorities of Social Development to present applications in the category of Innovation in Social Inclusion in the V Edition of... read more
The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), Trickle Up and Fundación Capital, in partnership with PROSPERA Programa de Inclusión Social, and with the support of the... read more
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OAS and OPHI will sign a joint declaration to combat poverty
Mar 06, 2017
On March 9, 2017, the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) will sign a joint statement to...
Transitions in Poverty and Deprivations: An Analysis of Multidimensional...
Feb 08, 2017
This paper explores a novel way to analyse poverty dynamics that are specific to certain measures of multidimensional poverty, such as the “adjusted headcount ratio” proposed...
Publication -> World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017
Feb 02, 2017
After contracting for two consecutive years, the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to return to positive growth in 2017, but significant external and...
Rethinking evaluation in development countries
Jan 12, 2017
Over the past 30 years, evaluation in the development field has gone through multiple cycles of questioning which method is better than another. But few in the development...
Poverty and Social Protection Conference 2017
Jan 09, 2017
This conference will focus on issues of poverty and its eradication, social inequality, race relations and policy management and mismanagement with an international...
Dimensions Magazine: Promoting Multidimensional Poverty Measures
Jan 09, 2017
WHAT IS DIMENSIONS MAGAZINE? Poverty is a phenomenon that goes far beyond income poverty and, as such, must be understood and measured in all its complexity. A group of...
Updates on the CGAP Graduation Community of Practice
Jan 09, 2017
According to our latest graduation data collection exercise graduation programming is growing fast with close to 60 graduation programs now implemented in nearly 40 countries...
Job opportunity -> Gender & Social Protection Expert
Dec 07, 2016
Post Title: Gender & Social Protection Expert to lead course content for an online USAID/OFDA/LAC Gender & Social Protection Course Project Location: San Jose, Costa...
New strategies to reduce informality in domestic work
Dec 06, 2016
A new ILO report calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work. Despite efforts currently underway, domestic work...
Asian and Pacific nations urged to spend more on social protection
Dec 02, 2016
Many countries in Asia and the Pacific are spending too little on social protection programmes and should expand these to provide adequate cover to most of their populations...
Cash transfers and temptation goods: a review of global evidence
Dec 01, 2016
Cash transfers have been demonstrated to improve education and health outcomes and alleviate poverty in various contexts. However, policy makers and others often express...
Making the Case for Privacy for the Poor
Nov 16, 2016
oor people in developing countries are rightfully concerned about whether their families are safe, sheltered and adequately nourished. Where does privacy fit into that mix?...
Single Registries and Social Registries: Clarifying the Terminological...
Nov 16, 2016
Across developing countries, there is a growing recognition that building linkages between the Management Information Systems (MISs) of individual social protection...
Social Protection Digest #24
Nov 10, 2016
Governments from 50 countries and international agencies participated in the 4th Annual Meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) in Acapulco, Mexico. 
What is Dimensions Magazine?
Nov 09, 2016
Dimensions Magazine is MPPN’s new communications vehicle to share in a practical, concise and informative way, different countries’ experiences with multidimensional poverty...