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Journalists skilled on interpretation of results in Ghana’s maiden Multidimensional Poverty Report


The Ghana Statistical Provider (GSS) has trained media practitioners to greatly enhance their understanding and interpretation of success from Ghana’s maiden Multidimensional Poverty Report, which examined poverty beyond financial deprivations.

The national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report seemed at how folks knowledge poverty in their wellbeing, schooling, and living standards.

The report, to be launched on 29th July 2020, was developed by the Ghana Statistical Services with assist from the United Nations Progress Programme (UNDP), the German Company for Intercontinental Cooperation (GIZ), and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of Oxford College.

The education contributors expressed their satisfaction and seem ahead to the launch to disseminate the important findings of the report. 

“This teaching has been incredibly insightful for me. I have occur to respect the methodology and the difficulties mentioned in the report even ahead of it is released,” noted Anass Sabit, JoyNews’ Bono East Regional Correspondent.

The training facilitator, Corinne Mitchell, Director of Programmes and Operations at Oxford Poverty & Human Enhancement Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford emphasized that producing an MPI report can help nations around the world to complement monetary poverty statistics, keep track of poverty over time, and strategically build guidelines to target marginalized locations, teams and households.

“Countries like Sierra Leone and many others have launched their Multidimensional Poverty report and it is informing their policies and other areas of development. I feel the launch of this report in Ghana is timely specially during this COVID-19pandemic and will lead to quick keep track of the elimination of poverty and ensure no a person is left at the rear of”, mentioned Corinne.

The Multidimensional Poverty Index report was computed working with data from the Ghana Residing Criteria Study (GLSS) 2016/2017 and the harmonized 2011 and 2018 Ghana Numerous Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS). 

The MPI media instruction, which was held practically, had about 30 Journalists from broadcast, print, and on the internet media houses in Ghana.

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