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Between March 13 and 18, 2017, the Multidimensional Poverty Measurement Workshop: Impact on Social Policy will be held at the Universidad of Los Andes, in Bogota, Colombia.

Committed to achieving inclusive development, with equality and sustainability, which prioritize the full exercise of the rights of the citizens of the Americas, the Ge

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 improve the tools available to countries to effectively combat poverty and inequality in the Americas.

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 by Alkire and Foster (2011a).

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.

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

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.

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

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.

After an earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16 that resulted in more than five hundred people dead and 30,000 homeless, with the destruction of more than 1,000 buildings, including 280 schools, the assessment of the damage and allocation of the country's resources to the affected areas has

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