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OPHI e-update August 2016

Honduras Launches MPI
Chile MPI´s New Dimension
Summer School in China
Child Poverty in Bhutan

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Honduras Launches MPI 

Honduras launches their first Report on Measurement of Multidimensional Poverty on August 23. The goal of the measure is to improve the targeting and evaluation of public policies and help design and implement more effective policies. The MPI Honduras consists of four dimensions and 15 indicators. It was built using the Alkire-Foster methodology developed by OPHI.

 

Chile MPI´s New Dimension

Ministry of Social Development of Chile organized a seminar to explain the incorporation of a new dimension called "Environment and Networks" to their Official National Multidimensional Poverty Measurement Index. This dimension shows the shortcomings faced by families from the environment where they live, and support networks available to them. Professor James Foster, from OPHI, participated as keynote speaker.
 

Child Poverty in Bhutan 

Bhutan's National Statistics Bureau launched the report "Child Poverty in Bhutan: Insights from Multidimensional Child Poverty Index and Qualitative Interviews with Poor Children".  Bhutan became the first country in the world to develop an official national child-specific MPI (C-MPI). This measure focuses exclusively on children and reflects the overlapping deprivations experienced by poor children.

Summer School in China 

Seventy-five participants from 23 countries attended the Summer School on Multidimensional Poverty Analysis carried out in China. This year, OPHI was partnering with the International Poverty Reduction Centre of China and Beijing Normal University.  The two-week course provides a conceptual and technical introduction to some techniques of measuring multidimensional poverty with a strong emphasis on the Alkire Foster method. 

PUBLICATIONS 


OPHI Working Paper 104Chad Multidimensional Deprivation and Vulnerability Survey - Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

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Sabina Alkire and James Foster participated in the launch and discussion of the interim report of the World Bank’s Commission on Global Poverty.

OPHI's researcher Christoph Jindra and director Sabina Alkire delivered (remotely) a two day training on multidimensional poverty at the 2014 34th International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) General Conference.
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The Government of South Africa is hosting, with MPPN and OPHI support, a High-Level Side Event in New York at the 70th UN General Assembly Meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2016 called "Measuring and Tackling Poverty in All its Dimensions". 
 
OPHI, together with Cuba's National Office of Statistics and UNDP office, is organizing a two day regional workshop on multidimensional poverty in Cuba, on September 29th and 30th.
 
The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) will take place in Acapulco, Mexico from 7 – 9 November 2016. 
 
On April 2016, Rachel Pearson joined as Project Coordinator, Marlen Llanes as Accounting Assistant. On June 2016, Bilal Maleb and Christian Oldiges joined as Research Officers.  Claire Hewitt in August 2016 as Executive Assistant to Sabina Alkire. Emma-Jane Greig, Natasha Francis, Emily Grant and Corinne Mitchell have been actively supporting temporarily our project coordinator.

 
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