The Statistician-General hosts the delegation from Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiatives (OPHI) on a working visit to Kaduna State Government to support Nigeria to deliver promises made at UNGA 2019 on the use of Multi Poverty Index for the tracking and reporting extreme poverty. The OPHI demonstrated the use of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI )data its influence in the formulation of evidence-based data for effective governance formations and implementation.
The aim of the meeting is to seek collaboration with the Subnational level to support the country to deliver promises made at UNGA 2019 on the use of MPI for the reduction of extreme poverty. The meeting is designed to:
- Demonstrate the use of MPI data in governance and its influence in the formulation of inclusive health service access
- Set up mechanisms to support Kaduna State in its commitment to embed evidence-based data for effective governance, policy formations, and implementation.
- Early discussions on the planned National Poverty Reduction Roundtable and composition of the steering committee.
The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is an international measure of acute poverty covering over 100 developing countries. It complements traditional income-based poverty measures by capturing the deprivations that each person faces at the same time with respect to education, health, and living standards.