OPHI Launches Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network

06 June, 2013

President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia will join high-level representatives from Mexico and around twenty other governments to formally launch a new Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network in Oxford on 6 June.

The Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network will provide support for countries that are considering or developing official measures of multidimensional poverty based on the method developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at ODID.

The launch events include a policy symposium, from 9.30-12.30 on 6 June, which is free and open to the public, and a lecture by Professor Amartya Sen at the Sheldonian Theatre. On 7 June, there will be three roundtables on Multidimensional Poverty: National and Subnational Applications.

To coincide with the launch, OPHI has published a brochure, 'Measuring Multidimensional Poverty: Insights from Around the World', which features case studies on how the Alkire Foster method of measuring multidimensional poverty has been adapted and applied in Colombia, Mexico, Bhutan, China, El Salvador, Malaysia and Minas Gerais in Brazil, among others.

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