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This online course explores how the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) can be used as a policy tool for efficient poverty reduction. Through interactive lectures, workshops, conversations with global leaders, and practitioners’ panels, this five-day programme will leverage open discussions on multidimensional poverty reduction and high-level networking with fellow policymakers and leading experts from around the world.

Learning objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Confidently interpret and communicate MPI results
  • Set policy goals and lead strategies for poverty reduction
  • Coordinate multisectoral teams using the MPI as a tool for:
    • Planning, targeting, and budgeting
    • Strengthening governance
    • Reporting on SDG target 1.2 and other international/national goals
    • Responding to and recovering from the pandemic and other crises
  • Use the MPI as a tool to bridge technical and political efforts to accelerate poverty reduction
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Target audience

The Leaders’ Programme is aimed at senior professionals with a strong interest in multidimensional poverty and a capacity for influencing public policy priorities at an international, national, subnational, and institutional level. This includes decision makers in the highest levels of a ministry, secretariat, agency, commission, or multilateral organization, in roles such as minister, deputy minister, permanent secretary, director general, secretary general, executive director, department head, or equivalent.


The application deadline for the Leaders Programme is April 15, 2022. The course fee of £1,500 covers registration and programme tuition, all academic materials, continuous support throughout the programme, and upon successful completion, a digital Certificate of Completion from OPHI and Oxford’s Department of International Development. Register through this link.

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