New tool to address rural poverty and rural development projects released
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has recently announced its new multidimensional poverty assessment tool (MPAT) which combines 10 different indicators to measure rural poverty. Led by IFAD, MPAT has been collaboratively developed since 2008 and has been through extensive field testing in several countries, as well as independent validation and peer review.
The website includes full background information, related reports and a downloadable guide as well as contact information. http://www.ifad.org/mpat/
Plenty of useful information can also be found on the IFAD blog http://ifad-un.blogspot.it/2014/04/today-we-launch-multidimensional.html