A delegation from the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, UK, is visiting the IDB Head Quarters between 1 and 2 October 2013. The delegation will be headed by Dr. Sabina Alkire, Director OPHI and a well-known global expert in the field of development.
The visit is in conjunction with the “International Day for the Eradication of Poverty” which is observed on October 17 every year. During the visit,  the delegation will take part in the following activities at the IDB HQ:
  1. Town Hall on “Multidimensional Poverty Index: Implications for IDB Member Countries (October 01, 2013; 09:00am)
  2. Workshop on “Multidimensional Poverty: Measurement and Eradication” (October 02-03, 2013)
The visit of the OPHI delegation is being coordinated by the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), the poverty alleviation arm of the Islamic Development Bank.
“Poverty is a serious challenge that the Muslim Ummah faces today. In its various forms, poverty continues to impede the development of millions of people in the IDB Member Countries. ISFD wants to benefit from the knowledge, best practices, and success stories of poverty reduction around the world. The OPHI, a center of excellence on multidimensional poverty, has done a lot of work on the subject and we are looking forward to forging a strong collaboration between the IDB and OPHI to strengthen our fight against poverty”, said Dr. Bashir Fadlallah, Director ISFD.
“As you might be aware, restoring human dignity and eradicating poverty is one of the key objectives of  IDB’s Vision 1440 H. I would like to use this opportunity to invite journalists, and other stakeholders in this field to the Town Hall on Multidimensional Poverty Index: Implications for IDB Member Countries. We are grateful to the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) for accepting to facilitate the workshop”, Dr. Bashir Fadlallah concluded.