The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Oxford University are excited to offer a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index.
This five-week course facilitated in English draws on a Handbook, How to Build a National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI): Using the MPI to inform the SDGs, launched by UNDP and OPHI in July 2019. The MPI complements traditional income-based poverty measures by capturing severe deprivations in education, health, and living standards. Using country and sub-national examples, this course offers detailed practical guidance for policymakers, technical experts, and other stakeholders on how to design an MPI at the national and local levels.
In this course, you will learn to develop a holistic multidimensional poverty measure that integrates income-based inequalities with deprivations across health, education, housing, sanitation, employment and livelihoods, food security, environment, and other living standards to inform the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The course runs from 24 February through 27 March 2020 and is designed to train technicians and politicians who are engaged in developing national and subnational MPIs, but is open to everyone.