Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network Brings Together Top Officials in Berlin

09 July, 2014

Senior representatives from nearly 30 governments and international institutions gathered in Berlin this week for a high-level meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network, of which Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) is the Secretariat.

The event, the first high-level meeting of the Network since its launch at the University of Oxford in June 2013, provided a forum for senior delegates to share conceptual, methodological and practical information on the implementation of multidimensional poverty measures in their respective countries.

Hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the meeting brings together Vice Presidents, Ministers and Deputy Ministers from 25 governments, including Bhutan, Brazil, China, Chile, Colombia, Mexico Mozambique, Nigeria, Turkey, South Africa and Vietnam.

Senior representatives from international institutions such as OECD, UNDP, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Organization of American States (OAS) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) are also present.

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