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Dimensions Magazine is MPPN’s new communications vehicle to share in a practical, concise and informative way, different countries’ experiences with multidimensional poverty measures.

The Fourth High Level Meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) opened with the participation of Sabina Alkire, Director of the Initiative on Poverty and Human Development at the University of Oxford (OPHI) ; Gonzalo Hernández Licona, CONEVAL Executive Secretary and Javier Garcí

Latin America and Caribbean register middle class growth. Child poverty and inequality problems persist

4th Annual High-Level Meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN)

This High-Level Meeting will highlight what a number of Governments are doing to both measure and tackle multidimensional poverty. A growing number of countries have adopted an official national multidimensional poverty index (MPI) to provide the needed information to guide new policies – for example five countries launched national MPIs since the last MPPN meeting in Colombia. Others that have not yet developed their National MPI are using the existing Global MPI to tackle poverty.

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 11:45 to Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 11:45

Eastern Caribbean countries are currently developing and implementing substantial social safety net reforms.

Fortunately, both poverty and extreme poverty have shown a significant decrease in Brazil.

Does measuring poverty multidimensionally make a difference in terms of who we identify as being poor? In recent years, a growing number of analysts have called for poverty measurement to go beyond a focus on income alone, to consider a wider range of deprivations a person may experience.

This study analyzes the impact of an exogenous, positive income shock on caregivers’ subjective well-being in Malawi using panel data from 3,365 households targeted to receive Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Programme that provides unconditional cash to ultra-poor, labour-constrained households.

This working paper constitutes a first step in exploring the contention that shame is universally associated with poverty, irrespective of place, time and culture. The importance of establishing such a link, if it is exists, are multiple.


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