As one of the world’s largest multilateral development agencies, present in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is on the frontlines of anticipating, understanding and acting on today’s opportunities and risks.
In 2018 the Turkish government embarked in a journey to develop a new approach to solve the travails of refugees and displaced people– an approach meant to steer institutional power, entrepreneurship, technology, and capital all together and aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
New figures released today show that before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, progress was being made in tackling multidimensional poverty, according to the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), a measure that looks beyond income to include access to safe water, education, electricity, food and six other indicators. Now that progress is at risk.
*** As Multidimensional Poverty Index could not be calculated for Turkey due to lack of data, Turkey was not included in the 2020 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index Report.