Side Event at UN Summit on Sustainable Development Goals to Call for Use of Global MPI

25 September, 2015

A high-level panel organised by the Republic of Costa Rica with the support of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) will meet this weekend to discuss how a Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) can energise a coordinated, effective and multi-sectoral attack on poverty in all its dimensions, helping to measure the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The panel is a side event to the UN summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, which begins today and at which leaders from across the world are expected to formally adopt the 17 SDGs and 169 accompanying targets.

The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at ODID is the secretariat of the MPPN.

The side event will take place on 27 September at the United Nations Headquarters, New York. The Presidents of Costa Rica and Honduras and the Prime Ministers of Bhutan and Saint Lucia are among distinguished speakers at the event, which is moderated by OPHI Director Sabina Alkire.