The Dominican Republic
The Government of the Dominican Republic launched its MPI on June 27, 2017 in an official ceremony led by Vice President Margarita Cedeño Fernández and attended by a number of Government Ministers, international agencies including UNDP and Sabina Alkire of OPHI.
The Dominican Republic MPI has 5 dimensions and 24 indicators. Among them are the digital gap, discrimination and participation — all highly innovative.
UNDP representative Lorenzo Jiménez de Luis said, “the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 recognises that addressing … development as a multi-dimensional process is indispensable for sustainably overcoming … poverty. That is why the generation of multidimensional poverty indices, such as the one that the Dominican Republic launches today, is becoming increasingly relevant for the design of comprehensive interventions that respond to the different spheres of human development.”