MPPN - OPHI Side Event to the 53rd UN Statistical Commission: Using Multidimensional Poverty Data to Leave No One Behind

This year it is vital to measure and fight poverty in all its forms so that the most vulnerable populations find adequate support to build better lives and societies now and into the future. The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) continues to gain momentum as a powerful tool for tracking progress in pro-poor poverty reduction. In 2020-2021 ten countries launched official national MPIs while dozens more used or updated their MPIs. This work gains momentum by continual innovation and the frank sharing of experiences. In keeping with the 2022 UNSC theme of “Better Data, Better Lives”, this event will convene lead statisticians from over twelve countries to explain how they are updating and communicating national MPIs proactively in order to inform high-impact policies that end poverty and bring historic change.

Juan Daniel Oviedo, Director, National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE), Colombia

Speaker Panel:
-Juan Daniel Oviedo, Director, National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE), Colombia
-Samuel Kobina Annim, Government Statistician, Ghana Statistical Service
-Sofia Mora Steiner, Design, product and analysis coordinator of the National Census, National Institute of Statistics and Census, Costa Rica
-Graciela Márquez Colin, President, National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics, Mexico
-Sanyukta Samaddar, Adviser (SDGs), Niti Aayog, India
-Lizzie Chikoti, Chief Statistician, National Statistical Office, Malawi
-Diana Dilshanie Deepawansa, Deputy Director, Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka
-Simon Harry, Statistician-General, National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria
-Jawad Al-Saleh, Assistant of President of PCBS for Development of Statistical Work, Palestine Central Bureau of Statistics
-Dennis Mapa, Undersecretary, National Statistician and Civil-Registrar General, Philippine Statistics Authority
-Diego Aboal, Technical Director, National Institute of Statistics, Uruguay
-Sharmarke Farah, Director General, Somalia National Bureau of Statistics

Closing remarks: Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Director of the MPPN