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The 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

The 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) data and publication "Illuminating Inequalities" released in July this year sheds light on the number of people experiencing poverty at regional, national and subnational levels, and reveal inequalities across countries and among the poor themselves. Jointly developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford, the 2019 global MPI offers data for 101 countries, covering 76 percent of the global population. Learn more»
Stephanie Guha / November 2019





​'Leave no one behind' index 2019

This index by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) reviews the readiness of 159 countries to ‘leave no one behind’, assessing and monitoring the extent to which government systems are set up and ready to meet their leave no one behind commitment enshrined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on its previous iterations in 2017 and 2018 and maintains the same methodology used in 2018. Our analysis compares changes over the past year, as well as increasing the scale of coverage from 86 countries in 2018 to 159 in 2019. Find out more»

Stephanie Guha / November 2019

Newsletter Poverty-Wellbeing November 2019 - Leave No One Behind, Inequalities and Social Protection

The fall edition of the Poverty-Wellbeing Newsletter is organised around the three key topics of (1) Leave No One Behind (LNOB), (2) Inequalities and (3) Social Protection. Hoping that this edition will provide insightful and useful information for you. Read more»

Stephanie Guha / November 2019

Whoever and wherever you are, water is your right

We have published a further thematic working aid on how to address 'Leave No One Behind' in practice in the WASH domain.

In the water sector, achieving the targets set for SDG 6 Clean Water & Sanitation will be difficult: in 2017, 2.2 billion people still lacked safely managed water. How can we assure that the term LNOB will also be appropriate for the water sector? The present working aid is intended to help applying the SDC Guidance Leave No One Behind to water, sanitation and hygiene-related interventions in the spirit of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read more»

To access the other thematic working aids and practical information on how to implement the LNOB principle, click here»

Nadia Benani / October 2019

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Media Dossier

On October 17, we commemorated the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. On this occasion and due to the awarding of the Nobel prize to the researchers Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty, media and social media coverage on the poverty topic has been very high. The Swiss Radio and TV station SRF has compiled a dossier with articles and interviews. Take a look»

Stephanie Guha / October 2019

​Social Care Services for Children with Disabilities: Lushnje Development Centre in Albania

The Development Center for children with disabilities in Lushnje was established in 2016 by the Municipality in partnership with UNDP and with funding support from SDC to design new models of community-based social services for persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, aiming to provide inclusion to the furthest left behind. Read more»

Entela Lako, UNDP Albania / October 2019

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