Just Released: Jean Drèze’s new book Sense and Solidarity

Jean Drèze, development economist, activist, and professor at Ranchi University (India) has come out with a book titled “Sense and Solidarity. Jholawala economics for everyone.” more

Sabina Alkire to give the UNU-WIDER Annual Lecture in Helsinki

The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) has asked OPHI Director Sabina Alkire to deliver the 21st WIDER Annual Lecture on 24 October, 2017. more

5th MPPN Meeting in China

The 5th Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network annual meeting concluded successfully in Beijing. Ministers and senior officials from 15 countries met to discuss progress on Multidimensional Poverty measurement and reduction. The meeting was rich and fruitful including panels on MPI design, … Continue reading 5th MPPN Meeting in China more

Putting Children First event calls for action to tackle child poverty

Despite important strides in the fight against poverty over the past two decades with nearly 1.1 billion people escaping extreme...
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First Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report Launched

OPHI in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), and the Arab League produced the first Arab...
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UNGA High-Level Side Event: Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to Track Progress in the SDGs

Side event at the UN General Assembly, New York

Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to Track Progress in the...
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Costa Rica Launches an Innovative Tool: Business MPI

On Thursday, August 24, Costa Rica launched the Business Multidimensional Poverty Index developed by the Positive Horizon Association with the technical support of the Oxford Poverty and Human...
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“Changing World: Addressing Multi-Dimensions of Poverty and Inequalities”

2nd meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development – Economic and Social Council, 2017 session The theme of the United Nations’ High Level Political...
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OPHI Summer School in Marrakesh Concluded

OPHI has concluded its 2017 Summer School in Marrakesh, Morocco, with a record number of participants - 80 participants from 36...
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