ESCWA is organizing an Expert Group Meeting in coordination with partner agencies UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, the League of Arab States (LAS), and the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative. It brings together a group of experts from UN and partner institutions to discuss the preparation and structure of the upcoming Second Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report, with additional input drawn from the LAS Ministerial Council meeting held in Amman on 25 October 2021.
The substantive discussion includes:
Applying the revised Arab multidimensional poverty index at the household level
Assessing child poverty using the Multidimensional Overlapping Deprivation Analysis
Investigating poverty trends pre- and post-COVID-19, focusing on the least-developed and conflict-affected Arab countries