President Correa launches new national MPI for Ecuador
Ecuador has become the latest country to launch its own National Multidimensional Poverty Index. The Index, which has been developed with technical support from OPHI, was presented by the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, at an event in Quito on 5 February, 2016.
OPHI Director Sabina Alkire, who attended the presentation, congratulated Ecuador on the elaboration of a technically rigorous National MPI that enjoys broad support, as evidenced by the enthusiastic response from across the government and national institutions. She also said that the Index will be very helpful in Ecuador’s efforts to tackle poverty and ensure that policy efforts leave no one behind. More on the launch and the Ecuador MPI.