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Call for action: Using multidimensional poverty indices to lead progress in the SDGs
25 Sep 2019 -  With just over a decade left to meet the ambitious goals of the 2030 Agenda of ending extreme poverty and reducing poverty in all its dimensions by half, there could never be a more appropriate moment for the global community to unite behind a truly transformative development agenda and double the efforts in the fight against poverty.

This high-level side event hosted by the president of Costa Rica, with the participation of heads of state and international organizations, will constitute a “call for action” in the use of multidimensional poverty measures to lead progress in the SDGs. Most importantly, it will highlight the importance of political leadership to end poverty, reduce inequality and leave no one behind.

The event is organized on behalf of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN), a network of senior policymakers from nearly 60 countries and 20 international organizations focused on measuring and reducing multidimensional poverty. The Secretariat is hosted by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford.