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The Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) at George Washington University and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), with the support of the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report office (UNDP HDRO), are pleased to host a special seminar series on the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (global MPI). Goal 1 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to end poverty in all its forms and dimensions. The global MPI offers a tool to make progress towards this goal.

Bringing together the academic and policy spheres, this series of seminars will highlight topics such as race, ethnicity, gender, and caste, the statistical capacity of nations, social protection, the use of geospatial mapping in tracking poverty, poverty and refugees, and evaluating whether we're on track to meet UN SDG Goal #1. The sessions will also include work that applies the global MPI methodology, the Alkire Foster method, to innovative measures.

The seminars are taking place online on Mondays at 4p.m. GMT/11 a.m. EST. They are open to everyone focused on improving the lived experience of those who are deprived.

Oct. 31 - James Foster (GWU) on Unidimensional Underpinnings of Multidimensional Counting Measures
Nov. 7 - Fanni Kovesdi (OPHI) on Measuring Multidimensional Poverty. A Global Assessment of Data Availability and Data Gaps
Nov. 14 - Yu-Chieh Hsu & Tasneem Mirza (UNDP) on Human Development Report 2022 - Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives. Shaping Our Future in a Transforming World
Nov. 21 - Suman Seth (Leeds) on Inclusive absolute well-being changes: An application with multidimensional cross-country analysis
Nov. 28 - Putu Natih (OPHI & FEB Universitas Indonesia) on Multidimensional Poverty Dynamics in Indonesia in the time of COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Policy Implications

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