Poverty at a Crossroad: Using leadership and the multidimensional poverty index to build back better

Join us online for our UN Side Event Event at the 75th UN General Assembly. Hosted by the Governments of Chile and Pakistan on behalf of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN), this event will convene global leaders with a demonstrated commitment to addressing the multidimensional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of people living in multidimensional poverty. It will introduce innovative uses of multidimensional poverty indices (MPIs) as policy tools during the crisis to drive efficiency, targeting, and coordination for the response agenda. It will finally make a collective call for collaboration to turn the corner on poverty during this tragic pandemic and recession, by creatively redefining policies that are implemented aiming to reduce poverty in all its dimensions. Speakers are set to include Sebastian Piñera, President of Chile; Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan; Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica; Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras; KP Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal; and, María Alejandra Muñoz, Vice President of Ecuador. For further details please visit the MPPN website mppn.org/mppn-un-2020