Saint John's in the Village

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United Nations Development Programme and Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative
with St John’s in the Village.


Hosted by Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, With Angus Deaton, Nobel Laureate in Economics; The Reverend Dr Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI; Akihiko Nishio, Acting Vice President, World Bank; and others.

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11 am

Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, 10016

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reaffirmed the importance of multi-dimensional approaches to poverty that go beyond economic measures of deprivation.  With the 2018 estimates, the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) answers the call to better measure progress and opens a new window into how poverty – in all its dimensions – is changing.  Jointly developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford (USA-base in St John’s in the Village, Manhattan), the 2018 global MPI casts light on who is multi-dimensionally poor, where they live, and how they are deprived. The 2018 MPI:

⦁ Paints a picture of multidimensional poverty across 105 developing countries, covering 93% of the population in lower and middle-income countries.

⦁ Identifies the ways in which people are being left behind by looking into three key dimensions – health education and living standards – through 10 different indicators. 

⦁ Allows comparisons across countries.

⦁ Looks into disparities within countries disaggregating by age groups, urban/rural areas, and subnational regions.

The 2018 global MPI provides a valuable tool for more high-impact sectoral and integrated policies that can be tailored to what poverty looks like, instead of a one-solution-fits-all approach. The presentation of the key findings on the 2018 global MPI will be followed by a high-level discussion on multidimensional approaches to sustainable development and poverty eradication.


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