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The HLPF side event titled, ‘How to Define Poverty with Those Left Furthest Behind,’ identified lack of education, health and living standards as non-financial dimensions of poverty, noting that each can be both a cause and consequence. Jeffrey Sachs offered three meanings of poverty, focusing on households’ ability to meet their needs, participate in society and lead dignified lives. Local perspectives and data to measure poverty’s multiple dimensions emerged as being key to developing robust poverty eradication solutions.

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