Costa Rica, Honduras and Dominican Republic Announce Plans to Develop MPIs

18 August, 2014

The governments of Costa Rica, Honduras and the Dominican Republic have all announced plans to develop Multidimensional Poverty Indices using the methodology developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at ODID.

The Alkire Foster (AF) method has already been used by the governments of Bhutan, Colombia, Mexico and the Philippines to create a national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), South Africa used it to develop a census-based MPI, China and Brazil have explored regional MPIs, and a number of other countries are close to releasing new measures, including Chile, El Salvador and Vietnam.

The announcements follow a meeting of the Multidimensinal Poverty Peer Network in Berlin last month, which brought together Vice Presidents, Ministers and Deputy Ministers from 25 governments to share conceptual, methodological and practical information on the implementation of multidimensional poverty measures in their respective countries.

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