John Hammock
Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network


  • Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Oxford University (OPHI)

Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN)

Poverty has traditionally been measured by income. MPPN focuses on multidimensional poverty, including the provision of data, definition of missing data as well as creation of national and global multidimensional poverty indexes to improve policy-making aimed at reducing poverty in all its forms. MPPN currently brings together 40 national governments and 10 regional and international agencies to focus on the development and adoption of national MPI measures and a global MPI to compare country progress, as well as on research and investigation to improve data collection. The collaborative works to expand the number of countries that adopt its MPI as a complement to income poverty measures; its MPI has been implemented as a global measure in the Human Development Report produced by the UN Development Program. MPPN's Steering Committee is composed of participants from South Africa, Colombia, Mexico, China and OPHI.

This collaborative is active in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Malaysia, Mexico, Tunisia and Ho Chi Minh City.


  • Generating new primary data, Improving current systems
  • Opening, sharing and leveraging existing data
  • Catalyzing the mobilization and alignment of resources
  • upporting effective decision- and policy-making

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