Detailed Agenda 8th Annual High-Level Meeting of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN)

The 2021 High Level Annual Meeting of the MPPN is hosted this year by the Government of Chile and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, in October 2021. This 8th Annual Meeting will seek to engage countries in reflections on how to tackle poverty in all its dimensions and to learn from experiences around the world in terms of multidimensional poverty measurement and use for effective policy design. Chile will share its poverty reduction policies. Countries will provide updates on their measurement design or trends and/or how their measures are being used for policy. All will discuss powerful strategies for fighting multidimensional poverty and achieving the SDGs.

Day 1 – October 4th​

Inaugural session

H.E. Sebastian Piñera, President of Chile
Karla Rubilar, Minister of Social Development and Family, Chile      
Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Director of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN)

Global exchange I: Poverty measurement in 2020-2021

Sanyukta Samaddar, SDG Advisor, Niti Aayog, India
Juan Daniel Oviedo, Director, DANE, Colombia
Roberto Castillo, Executive Director, National Institute of Statistics and Census, Ecuador
Alida Gutiérrez, General Coordinator for Poverty Analysis, CONEVAL, Mexico
Somkele Awa-Kalu, Special Assistant Research and Analytics, Office of the Vice President, Presidency of Nigeria
Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (RBPPS), UNDP
Alejandra Candia Díaz, Undersecretary of Social Evaluation, Ministry of Social Development and Family, Chile

Exchange panel for the Americas

Nancy Hidalgo Calle, Technical Director of Demographics and Social Indicators, INEI, Peru
Vanesa Wainstein, Director of International Affairs and Relations, Social Development Ministry, Argentina
Xavier Mancero, Senior Statistician of the Statistics Division, UN-ECLAC
Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Director, Department of Social Inclusion, Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity, OAS

Day 2 – October 5th

Exchange panel for Africa, Asia, Europe

Ram Kumar Phuyal, Member, National Planning Commission, Nepal
Batdavaa Batmunkh, Chairman, National Statistics Office of Mongolia
Rabia Awan, Director General, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics
Harmawanti Marhaeni, Director for Social Statistics at the National Statistics Office, Indonesia Bureau of Statistics,
Agnes Stenström, Development Analyst, SIDA
James Muwonge, Director of Socioeconomic Surveys, Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Jane Larue, Director General, Gender Secretariat, Ministry of Family Affairs, Seychelles
Anura Kumara, Director General, Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka


Global exchange II: Policy uses of the MPI

Montshiwa Montshiwa, National Poverty Eradication Coordinator, Office of the President, Botswana
Risenga Maluleke, Statistician General, Statistics South Africa, South Africa
Minh Thu Pham, Deputy Head of Division for Scientific Management, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam
Phuntsho Wangyel, Chief, Research and Evaluation Division, Gross National Happiness Commission, Bhutan
Reham Rizk, Head of Forecasting and Modelling Unit , Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Egypt
Andrew Jamali, Research Manager, National Planning Commission, Malawi
Boros Samheng, Secretary of State, Ministry of Social Affairs, Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation, Cambodia
Jose Cardoso, Officer, Natonal Statistics Institution, Mozambique
Areef Suleman, Director of Economic Research and Statistics, IsDB
Khalid Abu-Ismail, Chief, Economic Policy Section, ESCWA

Closing session

Alejandra Candia Díaz, Undersecretary of Social Evaluation, Ministry of Social Development and Family, Chile