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Gabriel, Hope you're well. Fascinating discussion at so many levels. Thanks for the round-up! Coming from the perspective of Nuru International (, a small NGO working to end (and measure) extreme poverty, I have been surprised at how little discussion I have seen about the Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool released by IFAD a few months ago ( . Granted, the focus of the MPAT is different from the MPI – its focus is community level data collection to measure a community’s poverty level (and thus see what poverty programs are working and where) rather than creating a different way to look at national level data that already exists. Different – but perhaps both necessary? Would love to hear some analysis and critiques on the MPAT as well. Is this a tool that World Bank poverty economists and others would recommend for NGOs working at the community level?