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Measuring the Interconnected Dimensions of Poverty to Energize Policy

  • Tuesday, 7 MAR 2017
  • 1:15 - 2:30 pm
  • Conference Room 9

Meeting organized by Intersecretariat Working Group on National Accounts (ISWGNA)

In this event, speakers will share their experience designing and using a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as a tool to measure poverty in all its dimensions, track progress on SDG 1.2. (reduce poverty in all its dimensions) and energize policy. Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Albina Chuwa, Director General, National Bureau of Statistics, Tanzania
  • Attila Hancioglu, Acting Chief, Data and Analytics Section, UNICEF
  • Ben Paul Mungyerezaa, Executive Director, Bureau of Statistics, Uganda
  • David Vera, Executive Director, National Institute of Statistics and Census, Ecuador
  • Gabriel N'Guessan Doffou, Director General, National Institute of Statistics, Côte d'Ivoire
  • Lisa Grace Bersales, National Statistician, Philippine Statistics Authority, Philippines
  • Mauricio Perfetti del Corral, Director, Administrative Department of National Statistics, Colombia
  • Nesma Amer, on behalf of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, Egypt
  • Pali Lehohla, Statistician-General, Statistics South Africa, South Africa
  • Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford
  • Pali Lehohla,Steering Committee, MPPN and Statistician-General, South Africa

Security have requested potential participants to please RSVP to mppn@ophi.org.uk with your name and job title. If unable to RSVP, you can still turn up to the event. Please note: this special side event will take place at the UN Headquarters, so it is unfortunately only accessible to those who already have a UN security pass. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

A summary of the event, together with presentations and materials will be posted online by 8 March on www.mppn.org/unsc48. Follow the discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. #UN48SC

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