Validation and capacity-building on multidimensional poverty: Iraq - ESCWA
5-9 September 2022

Validation and capacity-building on multidimensional poverty: Iraq

  • Amman, Jordan
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Under a partnership including ESCWA, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), the Central Statistical Organisation in Iraq (CSO), and the Kurdistan Region Statistics Office (KRSO), Iraqi officials agreed upon and finalized a methodology for a national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and child-adjusted MPI for Iraq. The national CSO and KRSO teams, with technical support and international expertise from OPHI and ESCWA, drafted the first national MPI and child-adjusted MPI report for Iraq using data from the 2018 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey.

A validation and capacity-building workshop on the MPI for Iraq is being organized by ESCWA, UNICEF and OPHI. Participants are discussing and validating the draft report on the Iraq national and child-adjusted MPI. In addition, ESCWA and OPHI are providing technical capacity-building on the computation of an updated MPI with new datasets, including estimations and analysis of changes over time.

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