Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index (2020)

In this course, you will learn to develop a holistic multidimensional poverty index that integrates income-based inequalities with deprivations across health, education, housing, sanitation, employment and livelihoods, food security, environment, and other living standards to inform the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Estimated effort: 15 hours/all course requirements
Course type: Self-paced e-learning module
Languages: English

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

Course topics

  • 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

Learning objectives

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].

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  • 6 Modules
  • 26 Activities
  • 6 quizzes
  • Course Certificate
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Mercy Waithira

Thanks to UNDP and OPHI for this wonderful opportunity. It was really great to take this course, I am more informed, enlightened and my perspective about poverty broadened. Thank you.


Julie Kapuvari

Hello course participants!

Please note that this self-paced course page will close on 8 January 2021. Please complete the activities and download your certificate before then. We are also excited to announce that we are re-running the “Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index” Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) again from 22 February 2021 to 2 April 2021 in English, French, and Spanish.

Please register here: https://www.learningfornature.org/en/courses/designing-a-multidimensional-poverty-index-2021/

Dinesh Singh

Thanks to UNDP and OPHI for this great opportunity… Thank you so much once again…

Joel O Olanipekun

I thank Lord Yahweh My Father for the completion of this great course. Thank you UNDP and OPHI.

SALLAPUDI DAVID BRYNERD

Hi I am interested in this course. Multidimensional Poverty Index: using the MPI to Inform the SDGs. How can I learn and what is the schedule Please. regards David Brynerd [email protected], 8978323127

Julie Kapuvari

Dear @SALLAPUDI DAVID BRYNERD
Thank you for your interest in the course. This course is self-paced so you may complete all the course activities on your own time. Please note that this course page will close on 8 January 2021. Fortunately, we are re-running the Massive Open Online Course “Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index” again on 22 February. Please register here: https://www.learningfornature.org/en/courses/designing-a-multidimensional-poverty-index-2021/

Last edited 1 year ago by Julie Kapuvari
Dr. Sudha Khokate

hello, how do i interact with the course coordinator ?

Julie Kapuvari

Hello! You may either comment here, or for a faster response, please email info@Danniel Perez.org

KRIPAL MISHRA

Pleasant Greetings ma’am

I had the privilege of completing the course on designing a MPI, a privilege that I’ll certainly cherish for long!

From a little that I infer, the MOCC does need a little improvement with the way it is structured.

1) The course isn’t conveniently accessible via a smartphone, the read only modules aren’t comfortable to work with. A quick recommendation to inspire from shall be UNITAR’S MOCC

2) The certificate that the participants receive doesn’t have the initials or the signature of the issuing authority. That’s one pointer after all which might help demarcate an actual credential from a dubious one.

Lastly, the course is certainly a boon in helping the masses understand the rising need of assessing the downtrodden.

Last edited 1 year ago by KRIPAL MISHRA
Julie Kapuvari

Dear Kripal,

Thank you so much for your feedback and comments. We always appreciate hearing from LfN course participants on how we can improve. For your first point, we are using a new and improved software for the lessons, but we will further explore how to improve the UX on mobile devices. For your second point, the certificate does not currently have signatures because it is the self-paced version, not the MOOC version. Luckily, we will be running this MOOC a second time (in English, French, and Spanish) in March 2021, so you may re-take this course and receive a certificate with signatures then. If you have any further details regarding the accessibility on your smartphone, please feel free to send us an email at info@Danniel Perez.org and you may attach screenshots/photos of your interface. Thank you again!

KRIPAL MISHRA

Really appreciate your timely response and definitely looking forward to taking the course again towards March-April.
Evermore obliged!

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you so much! You may register for the 2021 course here: https://www.learningfornature.org/en/courses/designing-a-multidimensional-poverty-index-2021/

Michael Aniekan Johnson

Hi Fellow Participants, we can connect and share ideas on developing an MPI for our various nations. We can connect with the link below
https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnsonaniekanm/

Amrinderjeet Singh

From where I will get my certificate number

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Amrinderjeet,
After you complete all course requirements (you click “Mark Complete” at each section and should see green checkmarks to the right of each module), you will see a button on the homepage that says “DOWNLOAD YOUR CERTIFICATE.” Please let me know if this works for you.

NIYONZIMA Jean Baptiste

Hello,
I am starting to study from introduction but you are telling me that i haven’t access.. as good as possible you have to make me being accepted and getting access

Thanks

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Niyonzima,
After you click the “Enroll” button, you should be able to access all materials with in the course, and you can start at Week 1. Please let me know if this works for you!

Youssouf BANCE

Hello
It is possible to have “Synthetic_MICS_MPI_do_file” by Conconi, Adriana, J.M. Roche and M.E.

lina gutierrez

Hi! I enrolled the course but there’s no video available for lesson 1. Anyone else having this issue?

Yash Shah

Hello
How to enroll the course??
There were no blue enroll button

Ahmad Syihan Mat Udin

Hi Ms. Julie,

I couldn’t click on the enrol button, its show “open course” in grey colour.

Ahmad Syihan Mat Udin

enrolled! thanks for the help

Kalimullah Sayedi

Dear Ms. Kapuvari,

The “Enroll” option is not available in my account.
Please, cooperate.

Regards,

Priyanshu Yadav

DMPI MOOC is not opening, What can I do for It.

Priyanshu Yadav

Thank you very much

Fanomezantsoa RASANDY

How can i enroll for this course?

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you for your comment. You can click the blue “Enroll” button and then access the course materials at your own pace! Let me know if this works for you.

Danis JIOGUE

Hi, This blue “Enroll” button is not yet available in my account.

Julie Kapuvari

Hello! The course is now available. Please try enrolling again by clicking on the blue “ENROLL” button.

Fanomezantsoa RASANDY

Thank you!

Alpona Shirin

enroll button is not working, please help.

Julie Kapuvari

Hello! Please try enrolling again by clicking on the blue “ENROLL” button.

Fanomezantsoa RASANDY

Thank you for your help but the “Enroll” button is always grey for me.

Julie Kapuvari

Our apologies! The course is now available. Please try enrolling again by clicking on the blue “ENROLL” button.

Nida

Dear Ma’am,
The blue “Enroll” button is not available yet. Please help me to get through this problem.

Julie Kapuvari

Hello! The course is now available. Please try enrolling again by clicking on the blue “ENROLL” button. Our apologies for the delay.

Sneha Singh

Hi i cant seem to enroll myself for this course which is now being offered as a self paced learning course. please advice

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you for your comment. You can now access the course since it opened today by clicking the blue “Enroll” button. Then, you can view the course materials at your own pace! Let me know if this works for you.

DAVID TOKNAYI MUSA

Hello how do I enroll to a private course rooms. With this particular course Human Rights and the Right to Healthy Environment? Thank you!

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you for your comment! The Human Rights and the Right to a Healthy Environment private course room was made for a specific audience and is not open to the public.

Muhammad Banaras

Hi how can I enroll for the self-pace modules? Thanks!

Julie Kapuvari

Thanks for your comment. You can now access the course by enrolling above after clicking the blue “Enroll” button.

Yery Park

Hi how can I enroll for the self-pace modules? Thanks!

Julie Kapuvari

The course room is now open as of today. You can click the blue “Enroll” button and then access the course materials at your own pace!

Eliana Quintas

Good morning everyone!
Esteemed,
I would like to thank the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for initiating this excellent course, to the teachers, facilitators and all staff involved in the process.
The PMI is a rich tool that, when used well, helps countries achieve their poverty reduction goals without leaving anyone behind!
I have the great privilege of being part of the team that is preparing the PMI of my country (Angola) and this course was very useful.
THANK YOU!

Heghine Manasyan

Thank you for the highly informative course and for extending the endline. Good luck and strong health for everyone.

Irene Alexandra Portalanza Brito

Thank you for the course. It was really useful.

Shubham Rane

I registered for the course on 26th April. Can I get certification if the course end date is gone already?

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Thank you for checking, dear Shubham! The course room for the MOOC will be closed in the next hour as the deadline to complete the course and download the certificate was yesterday. By 11 May, this course room will be transformed into a self-paced module that will retain all the course materials. After 11 May, this link will host the self-paced module, which you’ll be able to complete and download your certificate for the self-paced module. We hope this is helpful! Thank you!

DAVID TOKNAYI MUSA

Hello how do I enroll to a private course rooms. With this particular course Human Rights and the Right to Healthy Environment? Thank you!

Bhaskar Tiwari

Thanks for the highly informative and contextually relevant course. Looking forward for more courses like this.

Francisco Alfredo

I share the positive comments from my colleagues. Thank you UNDP and OPHI for the effort of their staff and the institutional team to give us this course. I am more than satisfied, in the process of further learning and motivated to learn more about multidimensional poverty. It is very interesting. Thanks.

Ali Sheikh

Hi! Can you confirm when you will start the intake for the next batch of participants, It mentions that the course started on March 16 and it ended on April 26.
Can I start my course now or do I have to wait for a new course starting date?

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Thank you for checking, dear Ali! The course room for the MOOC will be closed in the next hour as the deadline to complete the course and download the certificate was yesterday. By 11 May, this course room will be transformed into a self-paced module that will retain all the course materials. After 11 May, this link will host the self-paced module, which you’ll be able to complete and download your certificate for the self-paced module. We hope this is helpful! Thank you!

shraddha kulkarni

Thank you very much UNDP and OPHI for this wonderful learning opportunity despite the COVID-19 crisis.

Tania

I’ve just joined the course and found today is the last day. Is there any way in which I can participate and complete the course?

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Thank you for checking, dear Tania. The course room for the MOOC will be closed in the next hour as the deadline to complete the course and download the certificate was yesterday. By 11 May, this course room will be transformed into a self-paced module that will retain all the course materials. After 11 May, this link will host the self-paced module, which you’ll be able to complete and download your certificate for the self-paced module. We hope this is helpful! Thank you!

Sagar Joshi

Can someone tell as to when will the next batch start for the course? Looking forward to joining the cohort and learning this important topic!

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Dear Sagar, thank you for checking. The course room for the MOOC will be closed in the next hour as the deadline to complete the course and download the certificate was yesterday. By 11 May, this course room will be transformed into a self-paced module that will retain all the course materials. We hope this is helpful!

Sagar Joshi

Thank you for your response. After the transformation, will there still be any option to get certified about the learnings from the course?

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Absolutely! You will be able to complete the requirements of the self-paced module after 11 May to receive the certificate for the self-paced module. Thank you!

Gioconda Jaimes

Great course will be really usefull!

karuna shanker Kanaujiya

Many thank you UNDP and OPHI for the learning opportunity. Also thanks and congratulations to all participants. Looking forward to learning more.

Oyinkansola

Thank you for this incredible opportunity! I have learnt so much!

Jee Eun Chung

Thank you so much for offering this course. What a journey it has been. Looking forward to apply my learning in my policy advice.

Happiness Nneji

Thank you very much for this opportunity. Looking forward to learning more from you

J. Antonio Lara-Hernandez

Many thanks for the course. I enjoy it very much. Looking forward to continue learning.

Gunja Bahadur Dallakoti

Thank you for the learning opportunity. I look forward to learning approaches and methodologies for Impact assessment as my next course

Ulrich Enagnon Romaric Djidonou

hello everyone! I successfully completed the course!! Thanks for UNDP and OPHI for this great opportunity.

Asikaralu Okafor

Hello everyone, I’m Asikaralu Okafor from Nigeria. I’m glad to be here. I look forward to having an informative and enriching experience with you. Thanks

Khalil Ahmad

Successfully completed this online course. Thanks to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Oxford University for designing such an informative course. Great to see the case study in the context of Pakistan national MPI and Ehsaas programe is also a part of this course and breified by Dr. Sania Nishtar.

James David

Hello everyone!
I am from Tanzania. I have successfully completed the course and earned my certificate, I am very happy and grateful. I hope to utilize the skills to the fullest in my community so as to get rid of poverty.
Thanks.

Mokhleshur Rahaman

Yeah, Finally completed it within a busy time to respond COVID-19. As I am working for a long time to eradicate ultra-poverty, this course will add value to my goal to eradicate ultra-poverty from a village or slum to the world. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to take this excellent course indeed!!!

Joao Da Costa

Dear Colleagues and facilitators

Thank you very much for the discussion and I really enjoy the course.
This course really supports my daily work as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and also supports my thesis with Title Multidimensional Child Poverty Index and deprivation and the context of Timor-Leste adopt a Global MPI framework using secondary data from census 2015. I excluded nutrition indicators under Health Dimension and add one indicator ” Birth delivery without assistance from a health professional (Doctors, Nurses, and midwives).

Julio Fumagalli Macrae

Thanks very much to UNDP and Oxford University for putting together this magnificent course. I also want to thank the Professors, the Facilitators and the Staff of Ophi-University of Oxford. MPI certainly is a great methodology developed by Alkire and Foster to whom my deserve acknowledgement, which will foster the designing, implementation and measurement of the results of the poverty policies to enhance their performance and impact to achieve the poverty reduction without leaving no one behind!

I will thank you providing me with the contact data, guidelines and suggestions to keep in contact with you to find out first how we could bring back Argentina to the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network to work together towards achieving the SDG#1 No Poverty, an secondly to work in MPI research to foster the Sustainable Development for the Country, the Region and the Globe!

Once again thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards

Zahoor Ahmed

Have completed the course and indeed it was the best course on MPI. Thanks to Learning for Nature, OPHI and UNDP.
Wondering if we can have the slides of all modules, shall be easier for us to design our own learning module for the stakeholders we interact with.
Regards,

Julie Kapuvari

Congratulations on completing the course, Zahoor and we are so happy to hear that you are planning on using these lessons to engage your stakeholders. This MOOC will be turned into a self-paced course in mid-May, so all users will have access to the course materials for indefinitely after that. Keep an eye out for our newsletter coming out on May 1st for more details!

Nancy Alapont

Thanks very much to UNDP and OPHI for this amazing MOOC. I have enjoyed and learned a lot about an issue that was completely unknown for me. I wish some day I could help to develop and implement an MPI.

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you so much for your kind words, Nancy, and we are so glad that you have aspirations to design an MPI! We hope these course materials prove to be helpful in this endeavor.

Samuel Wairimu

I got to know about this course through a post in a Facebook group and I am excited I have managed to complete it. I am considering doing my MSc dissertation in relation to MPI.

Julie Kapuvari

This is amazing to hear, Samuel! We are so pleased to know that this topic is under consideration for you to further research. Please feel free to share your academic findings in the discussion forums after this course is turned into a self-paced course in the middle of May.

Pedro de Pina Catarino Pires

Thank you for putting together this course and offer the extension that allow me to finish the course. It was an amazing 5 weeks.
All the best
Pedro

Julie Kapuvari

Congratulations on completing the course, Pedro. We are so glad that the extension was essential for you to fully enjoy the course materials and ultimately receive your certificate. Please take advantage of other LfN learning opportunities!

Linah

Thanks for UNDP and partner organizers for offering this course that comes in a timely matter amid COVID-19 crisis. All the best and thanks again.

Julie Kapuvari

Congratulations, Linah! We’re so glad that you especially enjoyed the course materials that connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your active participation.

Hervé Vela

I was very satisfied with the Course. The course presented a very interesting topic and I understand better about poverty and how to measure
I want to thank all the facilitators for the qualified way that they transmit the related knowledge as various themes.

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you for your kind words, Hervé. We are so pleased to hear that the course materials expanded your understanding of this important subject field. Please explore other LfN learning opportunities that may be of interest to you!

Sankasi Ikosa

I am so happy that I was able to finish this course, I was always lagging behind but due to the extension of the due date I was able to finish and for this, I would like to thank the facilitators for allowing some of us the time to complete this course. looking forward to the next course.

Julie Kapuvari

Congratulations on completing the course, Sankasi! We are so happy to hear that the extension was so helpful for you. Please continue to enjoy other LfN learning opportunities and we’ll see you in the next MOOC.

Moses Anyanwu

I must say that I am extremely happy I finished this course despite the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I had limitations ranging from the use of internet and lack of power supply in my area in Nigeria. Notwithstanding, I finished the course because I was already engrossed in it, seeing the wealth of knowledge I would forego, I didn’t complete it. Thank you UNDP and OPHI for this opportunity.

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you for your participation and congratulations on your completion of the course, Moses. We’re so glad that you were able to work through the course despite those challenges. We’re looking forward to having you in the next MOOC.

Cynthia

Thank you very much UNDP and OPHI for this wonderful learning opportunity despite the COVID-19 crisis. The significance of the course is much higher due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Julie Kapuvari

I definitely agree with you, Cynthia. We are so happy that you enjoyed the course and please take advantage of other LfN learning opportunities!

Jitendra Mahala

my suggestion is that if enrollment number of this course will put on course certificate, it will give more validation to the course.

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you for that suggestion, @Jitendra Mahala. May I suggest, when you showcase your certificate, you may include the enrollment number (2,336) when you present it to others.

Nazir Ul Haq

Hi. the course is over but I have one methodological question the coordinators may like to respond before April 26 :). How will the correlation between the dimensions of MPI or correlation among/between indicators used in the MPI will affect the MPI measures?( Will it lead to over/under-estimation or will be any other affects?) It might have been covered in the course but i think it will be easier to ask you directly. Thanks and Regards,

Nazir

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you very much for you question, Nazir. Unfortunately since the course has indeed ended, the facilitators are no longer monitoring the discussion forums during this extension week. I invite you to look through other resources on the OPHI database to try to answer this question!

Santiago Bertoglia

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals is the most important international agreement to achieve Save Lives and Save the Planet, with the imperative of “leaving no one behind”. Ending tyranny poverty is an obligation signed by all the governments of the world. This poverty measurement course is very valuable to know if individuals and families are finding all their opportunities. Thank you for this opportunity.

Julie Kapuvari

I completely agree with you Santiago that the SDGs are so instrumental in eradicating poverty in a sustainable way. We are so happy that you enjoyed the course material and we hope you enjoy other LfN opportunities!

Kapil Bendre

Thank you very much UNDP and OPHI for this wonderful learning opportunity at this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis grappling the globe. The relevance of the course have gone much higher due to COVID-19 pandemic. I hope learning from the course could help the countries to review the SDG2030 progress and plan suitable actions to achieve them.

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you Kapil for highlighting the heightened importance of this topic during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulations on completing the course and we are so happy to have your continued support and participation.

Enkh-Amgalan Tseveen-Ochir

Thank you so much UNDP and OPHI for this course.

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you for being part of the LfN community, Enkh-Amgalan. We hope you completed the course and downloaded your certificate!

Ruben Martoredjo

Completed…in the midst of Covid-19 anxiety!!

Julie Kapuvari

We understand how tumultuous these times are and we are so grateful that you completed the course despite that. Congratulations, Ruben!

Triwahyuni Suci Wulandari

Thank you UNDP and OPHI for this course. It was very helpful to learn all the aspect of MPI. It help me to understand the strategy using national MPI as a policy tools. Does this course provide the material for the participant?

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you so much for your active participation in the course and congratulations on your successful completion! This course will be transformed into a self-paced course in the middle of May, so you can access the materials through the new course-room then for as long as you’d like. Please check back then and keep an eye out for our newsletter on May 1st for more details!

Diego García Vélez

Thanks, the course was very good.

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you so much, Diego. Congratulations on your successful completion of the course.

Niyitegeka Maurice

I thank UNDP-OPHI for offering this training that my self I gained over of my expectations. Costa Rica, Mexique, colombia, South Africa etc…applause for your contributions. MPIs is a sure deal with emphasis for the developing countries where I belong to. Dr. Sabina and your team thank you very much for the sacrifices.

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you Niyitegeka for your kind words and we are so happy that the course content and case studies exceeded your expectations! Congratulations on your completion.

Sara Espin Meneses

Thank you very much for this course I have learned a lot and it is very useful for my work, it was an honor to have received lessons with such important teachers who contribute so much to the development of efficient public policies around the world.

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you for your active participation in the course, Sara. We are so pleased to hear that you will be able to use this information in your professional work. Please reach out to us with your story if you do so!

Tharanga Gunawardena

Thank you so much for this opportunity

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you so much for your participation, Tharanga. Congratulations on completing the course!

Jitendra Mahala

Thanks OPHI and UNDP, this is wonderful experience.

Julie Kapuvari

We are so happy to hear that, Jitendra. Congratulations on all of your hard work in completing the course!

Inocêncio Mateus

Thank you very much for the availability of the MPI course. It is an excellent opportunity to monitor the evolution of poverty and achieve the SDG by 2030 in countries around the world.

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you so much, Inocêncio, for your gratitude for the course. We are so glad to have had you as a participant in the LfN community. Friendly reminder to download your certificate this week!

Md. Mazedul Islam

A brilliant course for quickly understanding MPI. I found it very relevant and would apply the learning accordingly. Thanks UNDP and OPHI for designing such interactive course.

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you Md. Mazedul for your kind words. We hope you download your certificate this week and please reach out to us by email if you find yourself applying the concepts from this course in your professional work.

Shilpakumar Moirangthem

The coveted Certificate has been downloaded successfully, thankful to all concerned.

Julie Kapuvari

Congratulations, Shilpakumar, on all of your hard work for your successful completion of the course and we hope you enjoyed the course materials.

Fekri Almuafa

Thank you very much to UNDP and OPHI’s for designing such amazing and informative course. the cases were very practical and the steps of the MPI approach are well organized and comprehensive. it is one of the best courses I have learnt in my life and gain a lot of knowledge and now I know what Yemen needs after the war ends in the post conflict phase.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear @Fekri Almuafa
Thank you so much for you active participation in the course. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the course so much and congratulations on your successful completion! Please feel free to email us at info@Danniel Perez.org if you are planning to integrate this knowledge into your work at UNDP Yemen.

Juan Pablo Morales

Thank you so much Dr. Sabina Alkire and the super OPHI’s & UNDP teams for this wonderful walking around the world and the MPI as a critical tool to understand the ‘micropoverty’
This MOOC helps us to rethink our work in our countries for the next years!!!

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Juan,
Thank you for your perspective and active participation. Congratulations on successful completion of the course and we hope you use this material in your professional work!

António Valter Chisingui

Thank you very much for the opportunity to learn many aspects of MPI, the course was very useful and well designed, I will put in practice in my country.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear António,
Congratulations on completing the course! Thank you for your active participation and we hope you integrate this knowledge into your work.

Sérgio Calundungo

I would like to know if it is possible to revisit the contents of the previous weeks to review and deepen my knowledge?

Julie Kapuvari

Dear @Sérgio Calundungo
Thank you for checking with us. You can revisit the course materials until 26 April, and then there will be a few weeks until we redevelop this MOOC into a self-paced course, where you can access the contents on your own time. Let me know if you have any further questions!

Sérgio Calundungo

It was a fantastic learning moment, I am inspired to put into practice what I learned

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you so much! If you integrate this material into your professional work, then please reach out to us by email to tell us your story.

Shilpakumar Moirangthem

I am really thankful to Elena Danilova-Cross for your comments- 7756, dt.15th April and Bishwa Tiwari on your comments 7820 dt.16th April respectively which being shared on behalf of Sabina, to use apps and run on-line surveys to cover those left behind which are normally out of households or registry data. I do agree that in COVID19 crisis the risk are predominant to those homeless, and slums in concentrated areas and seasonal migrants. Besides, to share the insights that the Cabinet Secretariat of India has identified NITI Aayog as the nodal Department for making efforts to improve India’s rank in Global Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (Global MPI) as computed by UNDP and OPHI for more than 100 countries annually/bi-annually. And in the meantime NITI Aayog is collaborating with UNDP and the OPHI for looking into how to improve India’s Ranks in the Global MPI as well as in measuring a national MPI for India.
In this I would like to comment that one app developed by UNDP India, which is meant for Supply Chain and Logistics Management of COVID-19 protecting materials, particularly the N-95 mask, Triple Layer Mask and PPE is in the process for operationalization. For this all the state level and district level UNDP officials working under eVIN Project, Health Systems Strengthening-HSS had conducted the survey and on-line training, implementing real soon.

As of today, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has soared to 13,835, and fatalities to 452. States like Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh continue to witness a spike in their number of confirmed corona-positive cases, while Kerala and Andhra Pradesh seem to have successfully flattened the curve. The Union health ministry has identified 170 districts as Covid-19 hotspots and 207 districts as potential hotspots. Total lock down prevails now in our country, First Phase-22nd March-14th April, Second Phase going on starting from 15th April to continues till 3rd May, 2020.

The Union home ministry on 15th April came out with guidelines detailing some relaxation during the second phase of the lockdown to revive economic activity. Come April 20, the government will allow agricultural activities, besides construction of roads and buildings, in the hinterland, which has so far been less affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Union Health Ministry has classified 170 hotspot districts in the Red Zone, which has a large number of Covid-19 cases and high growth rate, while 207 non-hotspot districts with clusters and non-infected districts have been classified as Green Zone.
Red Zone is further divided into two groups i.e. there are 123 hotspot districts with a large outbreak and 47 hotspot districts with clusters. All the major metros including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengalauru, Chennai, Kolkata, and Hyderabad are part of the list of hotspots notified by the Health Ministry. Tamil Nadu tops the list with 22 districts in the hot spots while Rajasthan and Maharashtra are second on the list with 11 each.
Among the list of hotspot districts with large outbreaks are the nine districts of Delhi – South, South West, Shahdara, South East, West, North, Central, East and New Delhi.
I strongly felt that we need to give our best efforts by providing special intervention to analyse the vulnerabilities of marginalised and poor people in these hot spots areas of COVID-19 affected areas.
I hope on-line survey for vulnerable and left-out are coming up soon. If on-line survey for left-out or for survey of MDI, MVI and MTI are taken up, I will take positive participation, provided I got approval from higher ups, to meaningful and prompt mitigation of poverty in our country on one side and to reduce the crisis of COVID-19 on the other.

Bishwa Tiwari

Thank you Shilpakumar for the acknowledgement and for sharing further information. It is good to know that you are aware of EVin programme which is one of the programmes, that UNDP India CO is implementing as a response to COVID-19.

Manjisha

Respected Mam/Sir,
The course was very helpful and the insights for testing the robustness will be helpful for my research work. Requesting the instructors to give the way through which the MPI analysis can be done using the software (STATA, R). I would like to know whether this materials will be available on this site in my account even after the completion of this course ? Mam can you please ask the course instructors to give some insights of doing this on software in the extended weeks?

with Regards
Manjisha Sinha

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Thank you for your note, dear Manjisha. Regarding STATA, please see this video from the OPHI Online Training Portal : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwLsy5Z8eCs&list=PL94Fcekioa5mEN50dzEsAqnT_b1xeCBQu&index=12&t=0s

Regarding access to the course materials, once the course is over, on 27 April 2020, we will close this course room temporarily to transform it into a self-paced course room. Once we make the self-paced course room available, all the course materials will be available there indefinitely. We will let you know when the self-paced course room becomes available. Please note that your MOOC certificate won’t be available after 26 April, so please make sure to download it before that date.

Thank you for your participation in the course!

Manjisha

thank you so much ma’am

Md Rabiul Islam

I think there should have an arrangements for providing printed original certificates with original signatures of the signatories to all/willing participants, even if it costs a small amount of money on the part of the participants.

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Thank you for your feedback, dear Md Rabiul. We will certainly share your recommendation with the whole course team. We appreciate your feedback.

Stefania Panzieri

As you can see from the picture below and as I wrote yesterday, I finished the course but there is a technical issues so that I can’t find the “mark as complete” at the end of this page so I can’t obtain my final diploma.

Can you please solve the problem? I sent the survey almost five times and do not intend to fill it again. I also tried to reach out to the course coordinator but it was impossible and it is quite disappointing.

Thank you

stefania

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Stefania Panzieri

I can perfectly see in my screenshot that the survey is marked as complete, nonetheless the advancement status continued to show a 93% of accomplishment instead of 100%. Also there was clearly written to push a botton “mark as complete” that never appeared. Of course I am fully aware I have submitted the survey more than once. I will check for my certificate and let you know. Thank you

Stefania Panzieri

Thank you I could download the certificate
bye

Cathalina Garcia-Santamaria

It is a high-level technical and political course. It not only generates understanding about the MPI but also how it can be used in indicators at the program level developed by municipalities and in the evaluation of social programs. It helped me understand the importance of incorporating it into national development programs, as a tool for institutional coordination and accountability to society. Thank you so much! Congratulations!!!

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Cathalina,
We are so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed the course material! Congratulations on your successful completion and we hope to have you as part of another course on LfN soon.

Kuassi Auxence Aristide Akpa

Thanks the team for the great work. This course is very interesting. It helps me to learn another approach to measure the poverty. I was used to the monetary. I have work with a private institute of agricultural research and our questionnaire contained almost needed dimensions and indicators to measure the MPI, but it did not compute. I’ll try to apply the approach on the database.

How can we get all supports (video and PPT) used during the course?

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hello Kuassi Aristide Auxence, we are so glad you’ve found the course useful. Once the course is over, on 27 April 2020, we will close this course room temporarily to transform it into a self-paced course room, and all the course materials will remain available there indefinitely. We will let you know when the self-paced course room becomes available. Please note that your MOOC certificate won’t be available after 26 April, so please make sure to download it before that date. Thank you so much for your participation!

Hannah

Will there be an extension of this program? I have not made it through and not sure if I can before the end date.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Hannah,
Yes, due to high interest, we are happy to offer a special extension until end of day 26 April 2020 EST. All the participants have received the same extension as of this morning. Please note that certificates will not be available after 26 April 2020 and no additional extensions will be offered. While discussion forums will not be facilitated by course experts during this extension week, course moderators will still be monitoring the home page to address any logistical questions and to make sure you can download your certificates by 26 April 2020. Thank you for your participation and good luck with the course!

Julie Kapuvari

Dear @Hannah
For your reference, here is the Learning for Nature extension email:
https://bit.ly/LfNMPIExtension

Diana Dishanie Deepawansa

I have just completed the course successfully and downloaded the certificate. I found this course is very impressive, comprehensive and pragmatic. I wish to thank the coordinators for organizing this course with a range of resourceful professionals’ lectures and making available for us to learn from other countries experiences. The skills and the knowledge gained from this valuable course will be very useful for me to continue my work and studies in the field of poverty measures.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Diana,
Congratulations on all of your hard work in completing the course! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience and please reach out to us by email if you find yourself integrating the concepts from this course in your professional work. We would love to hear your story.

Jennifer Abanukam

I successfully completed the course and downloadded the certificate, thank u so much for this life changing opportunity.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Jennifer,
Thank you for your active participation in this course. Congratulations on completing it and downloading your certificate. We hope to connect with you again in another LfN learning opportunity.

Sérgio Calundungo

In general, a Multidimensional Poverty Index (IPM), complements the monetary poverty and allows to identify and know the deprivations experienced by the population in various aspects of their lives. This is how we can better classify geographic areas, population groups, families or individuals for the distribution of public resources in a priority manner due to their deprivation. Therefore, the results of the IPM can be applied in the formulation of the public budget, and in the design of specific public policies.
In case of Angola the support from Head of State, diferrents political parties, civil society, and donar community would be critical to enable the MPI to be used as a policy tool.
Usually the Executive’s options in the fight against poverty have been controversial and are not always well accepted by all actors in society. The results of the MPI, can help in decision making and in dialogue with different stakeholders. Based on the evidence found in the MPI, different political actors can better argue their positions in relation to the policies they defend and the Executive can better explain their decisions on the distribution of the State Budget.
They can also have a better view of inequalities between urban and rural contexts, and to make better social projections and improve the monitoring and evaluation of public policy, in benefit of the neediest population.

Bishwa Tiwari

Thank you Sergio for sharing your view on the usefulness of the MPI. It not only complements income poverty but also helps in identifying areas and population groups that are deprived and requires state support. And also it is a good tool to bring various stakeholder together to coordinate and take a holistic decision.

Milton

Completed the course & downloaded the certificate. A big thank you to all course participants, course co-ordinators & lecturers.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Milton,
Congratulations on completing the course! We would like to thank you so much for participating and joining our community of practice.

Adams Osunde

I find this course very impressive. Understanding poverty in a multidimensional sense rather than just monetarily classifying people as poor is very insightful. From the designing of an MPI to its implementation by governments is interesting, particularly with the case studies attached to the course, helped me to understand how countries are addressing poverty through the instrument of the State, using social and economic policies, and budgetary allocation as tools. I hope to find an opportunity in my country, Nigeria that allows me put into use the knowledge gained from this course.

Thank you, UNDP and OPHI.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Adams,
Thank you so much for your kind words and perspective. Congratulations on completing the course! We hope that you download your course certificate and are able to use these concepts in your work in Nigeria.

Stefania Panzieri

Good morning, I am trying to contact the course coordinator but I am unable to reach out for her. I would like to know if i have to end the course within tomorow or if i have more time, as i have two modules left and i am not sure i will be able to finish them within the 17th of April. Thank you in advance, Stefania

Hannah

Let me know what she says, if you get a hold of her, I too am trying to finish.

Stefania Panzieri

i will certainly let you know! it was impossible for me to get in touch, so far!

Hannah

Who is the leader for this course?

Stefania Panzieri

Victoria I guess

Julie Kapuvari

Dear @Stefania Panzieri
Thank you so much for reaching out. If you have not seen the email already that was sent out a few minutes ago, we have decided to offer a special extension until end of day 26 April 2020 EST to all participants. Please note that certificates will not be available after 26 April 2020 and no additional extensions will be offered.

Hannah

Great! Thank you so much! Hope you are staying safe and well! Best of wishes.

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hi Hannah,
Just making sure you saw my response to Stephania in this thread. We’ve announced an extension until 26 April for completing the course. Good luck on the finish line!

Hannah

Hi, yes I saw! This is great news! I hope you are doing well!

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hi everyone! Thank you for checking on the deadline! Due to high demand, we are offering an extension until 26 April for finishing the course and downloading your certificate. All the participants will receive an email about this in the next 10 minutes.

If you have other questions and would like to reach me, you can always do so via info@Danniel Perez.org or you can send me a private message on the platform (you’ll need to send me a connection request first, we set it up this way as a spam prevention measure).

Thank you, and we hope you download your certificates by the new deadline!

Selorm Y. Dorvlo

I just completed the course. Thank you to the team that developed the course for a well designed material, it really helped.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Selorm,
Congratulations on all of your great effort in completing the course! We are so glad to hear that the material is helpful to you. We are looking forward to your participation in other LfN learning opportunities.

Manolo Cabran

Hi, I completed the course, but apparently there was some problem. It still shows I have done 96 %. I have completed the final test (12/15) and the final survey. It must be a glitch in the website, since it was showing some kind of SQL error (Warning: mysqli_query(): (HY000/1030): Got error 28 from storage engine in /home/customer/www/learningfornature.org/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 2024). Is it possible to recover my progresses or do I have to take the final test and survey again?

I tried to write to the coordinator, but it is not possible to contact her with a message without being a “contact”, which request, at this point, I am not sure was appropriately submitted due to the glitch.

Many thanks for your support!

Manolo

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Congratulations on completing the course, dear Manolo!

Manolo Cabran

Thanks!

Manolo Cabran

Many thanks!

Patrick Anucha

Thanks for making the course available. I am looking forward to having more engagement as a result of participating, completing, and downloading my certificate in this course.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Patrick,
Congratulations on your successful completion of the course! We are so happy that you enjoyed it and we also look forward to having you as part of the LfN community.

Patrick Anucha

Dear Julie,
I appreciate your response. Despite my other engagements, I hope I shall be able to give LFN community some priority. Let me how the community works and responsibilities that may be required from me. I look forward to your response, preferably through private message. Thanks.

Mineka

Thank you very much for giving me chance to participate this course, I learned and understand lot of important things about MPI. I would grateful if you could share course materials with us.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear @Mineka,
Congratulations on completing the course! We are so pleased to hear that you have learned a lot and we hope you continue to take advantage of LfN learning opportunities.

Fernando Landa

Antes de ingresar al curso tenía muchas expectativas por conocer más sobre el proceso de contrucción de IPM nacional. Tengo más elementos que podrán ayudarme en este trabajo que estamos desarrollando desde hace un buen tiempo en mi oficina. Gracias al equipo que desarrolló el curso, además de OPHI y PNUD.
Muchas gracias a Sabina y Prof. Foster por estar siempre dispuestos a difundir la metdología AF.
Un saludo cordial
Fernando Landa
UDAPE
Bolivia

Babangida Yusuf Tanko

Thank you LFN, I have updated my profile which allowed me to download my certificate with my full name written on it. l’m indebted to you all.

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Fantastic, thank you for letting us know, dear Babangida. We are glad you were able to download your certificate!

Chaewoon Hwang

Dear Ms. Brezheniuk,

I am so sorry to leave a message here, but my message platform does not work now.
It seems I am having a similar problem with Mr. Yusuf Tanko. I have completed this course and updated my profile; however, my last name still does not show up on the certification. Is there any way to update my certificate? or do I need to wait for hours to be updated?

Euberto C. Licayan

Words can not suffice my heartfelt gratitude to Learning for Nature staff especially you kind-hearted Ms. Viktoriia Brezheniuk, on behalf of the prestigious institution UNDP as well as OPHI for giving me the opportunity towards successful participation in the MOOC Designing Multidimensional Poverty Index. I have already submitted and completed the requirements for obtaining the certificate, however what is printed in the certificate is only my first name Euberto. Would there be any possibility of printing my complete name, Euberto C. Licayan in my certificate of completion for this course; the same as my previous certificates received? Thanks and I hope I am not bothering you much!

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Absolutely, we are happy to help, dear Euberto! Your last name was not displayed on your certificate because it was not featured on your profile where the information for the certificate is pulled from. We have added it now. Please refresh the page and click the “Download your certificate” button again. Your full name will be on the certificate. Congratulations on completing the course!

Euberto C. Licayan

Dear Viktoriia,
Permit me to say that your kindness shown by attending to my request (I hope I am not bothering your precious time nor commanding you) is adding more beauty to your already beautiful appearance because of your pleasant concern and consideration. It is considered a virtue and is recognize as a valuable asset to your being humble you. Thanks! Pertinently important are your sharing of knowledge and vision, on behalf of the prestigious institutions UNDP and OPHI, with the goal of cooperating any individual and group further knowledge aspirations and projects implementation to cooperate address poverty alleviation.

Pertaining the opportunities for development, Learning for Nature approach, through the untiring efforts of the staff including you the most, is on the rise with the view of integrating the scientific management, this time Designing Multidimensional Poverty Index with the expectation of the best modern technology to varied cultures of any underdeveloped community; then without difficulties sure to follow is best output of productivity. If possible, we must do everything we can collaborating each other to address the social, economic, environmental, and educational conditions in the mountains and beaches of the developing world which need not necessarily remain communities of poverty but can be transformed into avenues of prosperity. As productivity, for us, starts in our desire to be useful for a better beautiful world to live by and for human welfare.

My gratitude to the staff of Learning for Nature, UNDP and OPHI especially those working for the realization of this MOOC Designing Multidimensional Poverty Index!

Best Wishes,
Euberto

Gretchen Rymarchyk

What is the deadline to finish completing requirements in order to earn the certificate? I started a couple weeks late, and fear I may not be done by the end of the day Friday, but could finish over the weekend.

PHILIP OCHIKA

17 aprill 2020

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hi all, we’ve just an email to all the participants announcing an extension to 26 April for completing the course and downloading your certificates! Thank you

Marco

Muchas gracias a todos y todas por esta excelente oportunidad de conocer más cobre este inagotable tema, que espero se vea reflejado no solo en conocimiento sino en una verdadera reducción de la pobreza.

Respecto a esta sesión, en el estado de Oaxaca en México se implemento una estrategia de desarrollo microrregional con el objetivo de focalizar la pobreza con un enfoque territorial, mediante el uso de los indicadores de pobreza publicados por el CONEVAL, esto nos permitió identificar los territorios de mayor pobreza con el objetivo de asignar presupuestos, crear una oferta pública, priorizar la demanda social, coordinar a los agentes relacionados, pero sobre todo el crear un espacio de diálogo entre los gobiernos estatal y municipal.

Saludos
(una disculpa por el comentario en español)

Julie Kapuvari

Querido Marco,
Muchas gracias por participar en el curso y estoy de acuerdo con su perspectiva. Esperamos que haya disfrutado del material y que utilice el conocimiento en su trabajo profesional.

Leidy Segundo

Gracias por compartir tanto conocimiento en estas semanas, el tema es realmente interesante.

Julie Kapuvari

Querido Leidy,
Muchas gracias por su participación en el curso. Estamos muy contentos de tenerle en la comunidad LfN.

Nar Bahadur Khatiwora

It is indeed a happy moment to be a part of this course, learn and understand all about MPIs – defining poverty cut-offs and making a policy switch to change the life of millions leaving no one behind.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Nar,
We completely agree that now is the time to be leaving no one behind! Thank you for your active participation and we hope you download your certificate of completion.

Shahnawaz Ahmed

It was really a wonderful opportunity for me, expecting another course in future on MPI with some advance tools and techniques! Indebted to the collaborators for this!

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Shahnawaz,
We are so glad that you enjoyed this course! Congratulations on your completion and we hope to stay in touch with you through another course. Thank you for being an active participation in the LfN community.

Ted Nyekanyeka

A very eye opening course in the approaches to measuring poverty and in addressing key challenges affecting poor populations. The MPI is the most sensible, versatile measure in developing countries like Malawi. I will surely apply the concept in measuring impact climate change and resilience building projects.

Julie Kapuvari

Congratulations on all of your work in completing the course, Ted. We are so happy that the course was eye-opening for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you will apply these concepts to your professional work. We would love to hear your story!

Olufisola

I appreciate the opportunity to learn and be part of this course. Thank you.

Julie Kapuvari

Thank you, Olufisola. We are so glad that you are part of the LfN community. We hope you downloaded your certificate and that you will enjoy other LfN learning opportunities!

Benard Oronje

Thank you for the course. It has been an invaluable experience!

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Benard,
Thank you so much for your participation in the course and congratulations on all the great effort you’ve put in! We hope you download your certificate and enjoy other learning opportunities from LfN.

Haitham

Thank you for this fruit full course now I am looking for people from my country working in this branch to join with them in this great work.

Julie Kapuvari

Hello @Haitham
Thank you for participating in the course! We are so happy that you are planning on using your experience from this course professionally. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@Danniel Perez.org to tell us how you use the information from this course in your work.

Selma

Thank you for the course, it was indeed worth the time spent. Kindly assist in how we can download the course contents? we would really like to.

Selma

Ooops, nevermind. I see Viktoriia had posted “When the course is over, the MOOC course room will be transformed into a self-paced module, and you will be able to access all the course materials (lessons, lectures etc) indefinitely in the self-paced course room.” earlier.

We look forward to that, then.

Thanks again.

Viktoriia Brezheniuk

Hello Selma,
Congratulations on completing the course! Your certificate is available for download above the Modules section of this page. Please see screenshot below for reference. Thank you for your participation!

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Javaria Sehar

THANK YOU UNDP and OPHI for this course.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear @Javaria Sehar
Thank you for your active participation in this course! We hope you download your certificate and continue to benefit from LfN learning opportunities.

Camilo Gomez

Gracias a todos por todo el esfuerzo y dedicación que invirtieron para lograr este magnífico curso!

Julie Kapuvari

Hola Camilo
Muchas gracias por participar en el curso. Esperamos que disfrute de otras oportunidades de aprendizaje de LfN.

Jose Oscar Henao Monje

Thank you very much for everything, for the classes, the content, the shared knowledge. A hug to all.
I’m very happy.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Jose,
Congratulations on all of your work to complete the course and thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed the course and we hope to hear from you again in another course!

Olamilekan Bamgboye

I say thank you to all the facilitators and the organizers.
I hope to make use of the knowledge gained here on a global scene.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear @Olamilekan Bamgboye
Thank you so much for your participation in the course! We would love to hear about how you incorporate the knowledge from this course in your work.

Lynda Khamisi

to all the facilitators Good job. I hope you will be sharing more of such courses for continuous learning. God bless you

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Lynda,
Congratulations on completing the course. We are so happy to have you as part of the LfN community and we hope you continue to enroll in LfN courses!

Lynda Khamisi