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We need new ways to measure poverty, UN meeting told

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Experts say using a single figure of $1.25 to measure poverty fails to address its complexities, and a wider index is neededPoverty experts say a multidimensional index will provide a more nuanced picture. Above: a slum in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Val Handumon/EPAThe international community needs to move away from using economic benchmarks to measure development progress if it is serious about ending extreme poverty, a meeting at the UN has been told.At a side event at the UN general assembly in New York on Tuesday, hosted by the Global Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network, representatives from the Oxford Poverty and Human Development

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25 Sep
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RT @UNDPLive: Do we need a new way to measure #poverty? http://t.co/THf4ivIPM0 v @LizFordGuardian @guardian @ActionAid #UNGA