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28 September 2021
The 2021 Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Report will be released digitally on 7 October 2021 at 11:30am New York time. You can register to follow the launch event on Zoom HERE. The global MPI is jointly produced by UNDP and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). The index complements monetary-based measures of poverty,...
16 July 2021
The idea that climate change can trigger conflict has captured the popular imagination, but it is sometimes dismissed by conflict analysts. In a sense, both views are correct. Pinpointing the true causes of a conflict is rarely straightforward. Most acts of aggression are deeply rooted in grievances and perceived injustices. The significance that...
06 May 2021
This article originally appeared on Devex. Visit the Focus on: People and the Planet page for more. Eliminating “stark distinctions” between people and nature, as well as between the environment and development, is urgently needed, according to Belinda Reyers, professor and research chair in sustainability science at the University of Pretoria’s...
09 April 2021
This article originally appeared on Devex. Visit the Focus on: People and the Planet page for more. When it comes to measurements in any field, if you take the wrong indicator, you can have the wrong diagnosis of a situation and therefore take the wrong action, explained Marc Fleurbaey, researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific...
15 March 2021
This article originally appeared on Devex. Visit the Focus on: People and the Planet page for more. Recognizing the role of local and Indigenous communities in creating and charting global change is vital, says Krushil Watene, associate professor at Massey University in New Zealand. According to the United Nations Development Programme’s “Human...
20 January 2021
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...
04 January 2021
The world has entered a new era of complexity and instability, with atmospheric carbon levels not seen in three million years, onset of the sixth mass extinction in the Earth’s history, growing severity of disasters and accelerating frequency of pandemics affecting billions of people. Far from a dystopian tale of the future, the convergence of...