Poverty Index Tool Could Be Used To Evaluate SDG Progress, Researcher Says
SciDev.Net: Existing poverty index ‘ideal for assessing the SDGs’
“The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, which is a tool for measuring acute poverty, … gathers information on education, health, and living standards for 5.4 billion people from 110 developing countries and uses it to assess the scale and distribution of poverty. It is currently used in the U.N.’s annual human development reports. But it is also well suited to assess national performance on the SDGs, according to Sabina Alkire, the director of the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI), the U.K. research center at the University of Oxford that produces the annual index…” (Correa, 4/27).