Course Syllabus FAQs
UNDP and OPHI are pleased to offer a FREE self-paced module on Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). This course draws on a handbook, How to Build a National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI): Using the MPI to inform the SDGs, launched by UNDP and OPHI in July 2019. The MPI complements traditional monetary poverty measures by capturing severe deprivations in education, health, living standards, employment, safety, and many other dimensions of poverty. Using country and sub-national examples, this course offers detailed practical guidance for policymakers, technical experts, and other stakeholders on how to design an MPI at the national and local levels.
The content of this self-paced module was used during the Massive Open Online Course “Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index,” which took place from 16 March to 17 April 2020.
Course highlights and outcomes
- Gain hands-on tools to develop a comprehensive MPI capturing multiple simultaneous deprivations faced by the poor
- Take a deep dive into rich learning materials
- Receive a certificate of completion from premier international development institutions
- Introduction to the Multidimensional Poverty Index
- Generating support for the national MPI
- The technical process of creating a national MPI – Part 1
- The technical process of creating a national MPI – Part 2
- Using national MPIs as policy tools
By the time the course is completed, you will be able to:
- Understand the steps involved in developing a robust MPI
- Examine the normative choices and technical requirements of multidimensional poverty measurement
- Understand the key aspects of stakeholder engagement in designing and using an MPI
- Monitor, analyze and report progress in reducing multidimensional poverty at national and local levels, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Course completion requirements
To receive the certificate of course completion, participants must:
- Complete five online lessons
- Pass five weekly quizzes
- Listen to all course lectures
- Pass the final test
- Complete the course survey
The course room also contains optional components, such as case studies and discussion forums. The completion of these activities is not required for receiving the course certificate.
Downloading the certificate
In order for our site to issue the certificate, all the activities must be marked with green checkmarks. Once each activity in your course room contains a green checkmark, the certificate will be automatically generated and will become available for download in PDF format directly from this page.
Please note that as of 27 April 2020 the course forums are no longer monitored by the Learning for Nature team. The forums continue to be available for participants to interact with each other and exchange expertise.
If you have any questions about this course, please contact the Learning for Nature team at [email protected].