Reducing multidimensional poverty to “leave no one behind” - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

28 Sep 2021

Reducing multidimensional poverty to “leave no one behind”

Screenshot from the event

On 23 September, ESCWA and the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) gathered global leaders in a UNGA side event to tackle the multidimensional effects of COVID-19 on people living in poverty.
Entitled ‘Envisioning a More Equitable Future: Using Multidimensional Poverty Indices as a Policy Tool’, the event focused on innovations in poverty measurement and reduction. Participants showcased how through collaborations and evidence-based policymaking, leaders can make a difference in envisioning a better and more equal world.
In her remarks, ESCWA Executive Secretary Rola Dashti highlighted the work done by the Commission to reach national poverty reduction targets by developing a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Assist Tool that can assist any country in constructing its national MPI framework using advanced diagnostics.
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