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Conference on Multidimensional Poverty – How to Understand, Measure and Monitor Poverty in Multiple Dimensions

Ending poverty in all its forms everywhere - Goal 1 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - highlights poverty in multiple dimensions, including monetary and non-monetary aspects. How we measure and understand poverty impacts our choices of approaches and strategies to end poverty. Agenda 2030, SDG 1, and the commitment to “leave no one behind” made up the frame of the conference that was held in Stockholm 10-11 November 2016. The aim of the conference was to reflect on how we can understand poverty in multiple dimensions as well as explore different approaches to measure and monitor multidimensional poverty. The discussions drew on the report from the World Bank Commission on Global Poverty and the World Bank’s Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report, present recent research findings on how we can use mobile data and other technologies to track and monitor poverty, and discuss ways to capture poor peoples’ perspectives on development.

SIPU/ORGUT took part in discussions and were represented by Inge Tvedten, PhD, from CMI in Norway, who was the team leader of ORGUT's five year Reality Check in Mozambique, which highlighted poor and marginalised people's daily lives in Niassa province.