High-level meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network
Between 7-8 July 2014, 80 senior representatives from over 30 governments and international institutions gathered in Berlin, Germany for a high-level meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network.
During the meeting, the network and its participants endorsed Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs) as a powerful policy tool for enhanced poverty reduction at the regional, national and subnational level, with the ability to illuminate the state and progress of marginalised groups. They also endorsed multidimensional poverty as an overall goal of the new Sustainable Development Goals and proposed the establishment of a new MPI 2015+ measure of extreme poverty in the post-2015 development context, as captured in the meeting Communiqué.
The meeting brought together the Prime Minister of St Lucia, Dr Kenny Anthony, Vice Presidents from the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, and Ministers and Deputy Ministers from nearly 20 other governments, including Bhutan, Brazil, China, Colombia, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, and Vietnam.