IsDBI, IFSD, and OPHI organize training for IsDB Group staff

Saudi Arabia

IsDBI, IFSD, and OPHI organize training for IsDB Group staff

Jeddah, Kingdom Saudi Arabia: The Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI), Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) jointly organized a training workshop on measuring multidimensional poverty. The workshop was designed to build the capacity of IsDB Group staff in producing data-driven research that supports evidence-based policymaking.

The training was held on the 24-25 January 2023 at the IsDB Headquarters in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Tackling poverty and building resilience is one of the strategic pillars of the new IsDB strategy. Hence, the importance of measuring and understanding multidimensional poverty not only to inform policymaking but also IsDB interventions.

The training focused on the meaning and application of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), developed by OPHI.

While poverty has traditionally been measured in terms of income, MPI captures poverty in its many forms, reflecting the depth and breadth of multidimensional poverty.

The global MPI is an internationally comparable measure of acute multidimensional poverty, developed and published by OPHI and the United Nations Development Programme since 2010. The measure includes information from more than 100 countries and is updated annually. The global MPI 2022 covers 41 of the 57 OIC countries.

The training was delivered by OPHI’s Director of Programs

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