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Dimensions Magazine: Promoting Multidimensional Poverty Measures

WHAT IS DIMENSIONS MAGAZINE? Poverty is a phenomenon that goes far beyond income poverty and, as such, must be understood and measured in all its complexity. A group of countries has taken the initiative in this way of viewing poverty and has established the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN). Te MPPN is a network of countries and institutions focused on eliminating poverty through multidimensional poverty measures on the premise that: “what gets measured, gets done”. Dimensions magazine is MPPN’s new communications vehicle to share in a practical, concise and informative way, diferent countries’ experiences with multidimensional poverty measures. Dimensions shows,…

PovcalNet: an online poverty analysis tool

Link: http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm?0 PovcalNet is an interactive computational tool that allows you to replicate the calculations made by the World Bank’s researchers in estimating the extent of absolute poverty in the world. PovcalNet also allows you to calculate the poverty measures under different assumptions and to assemble the estimates using alternative country groupings or for any set of individual countries of the user’s choosing. PovcalNet is self-contained; it has reliable built-in software that quickly does the relevant calculations for you from the built-in database.

From Protection to Production (PtoP) Exploring the linkages and strengthening coordination between social protection and rural development

File: PDF icon ptop_short_description_11feb14.pdf File Created On: July, 2015 Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) The From Protection to Production (PtoP) project is a multi-country impact evaluation of cash transfers in sub-Saharan Africa. The project is a collaborative effort between the FAO, the UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office and the governments of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. PtoP activities are mainly funded by the Regular Fund, the DFID Research and Evidence Division and the European Union through the Global Governance for Hunger Reduction programme. The PtoP project is also part of the larger Transfer…

MDG Success Springboard for New Sustainable Development Agenda: UN Report

File: PDF icon odm_final_report.pdf External Link: News File Created On: July, 2015 Latin America and the Caribbean continue to show impressive gains in many areas, although disparities exist between the sub-regions. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 found that the 15-year effort to achieve the eight aspirational goals set out in the Millennium Declaration in 2000 was…