M-MPI to monitor development progress

Reported by Patricia Kapulula

The Malawi Multidimensional Poverty Index (M-MPI) has been described as key in identifying and tailoring effective interventions for measuring progress in development efforts as enshrined in the Malawi 2063.

The M-MPI, which is being introduced as a national indicator to complement the monetary poverty measure, provides in-depth insights into various dimensions of poverty, not only from a monetary perspective, but other aspects as well.

Economic Planning and Development and Public Sector Reforms Principal Secretary, Winford Masanjala, made the remarks in Lilongwe on Thursday during the launch of the first M-MPI Report.“This is critical as it provides an opportunity to showcase another milestone in efforts to understand more about the dimensions of poverty in our country in order to come up with meaningful and relevant interventions that will combat poverty in all its ramifications,” he said.

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative for Malawi, Shigeki Komatsubara, hailed the launch saying it is important for Malawi to adopt the iniative as a strategic policy to effectively address poverty in all its forms and dimensions.


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