OPHI and MPPN host side event at UN Statistical Commission
On 7 March, OPHI and the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) hosted a Side Event at the 47th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in New York. The Commission is the key UN statistical entity, with participation from national and international statistical leaders from across the world. One of the key discussion topics at this session was the indicator framework to be used for measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. For OPHI and the MPPN, this event was a good opportunity to share countries’ experiences with multidimensional poverty measurement.
The side event brought together many leading statisticians at the forefront of innovations in poverty measurement. They shared their experiences with using multidimensional poverty measures for analysing poverty and as a governance tool for targeting, monitoring, and coordinating poverty reduction programmes.
Overall, the participants highlighted the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as a tool that can rigorously measure poverty in all its dimensions and fulfil SDG indicator 1.2.2.