IPM-RD Multidimensional Poverty Index - dominican Republic.

Multidimensional Poverty Index - dominican Republic.

UNDP and SIUBEN asked us to write and produce an explanatory video for broad countrywide distribution about a poverty index they were about to launch in the Dominican Republic with guidance from The University of Oxford’s OPHI, focused on 5 distinct dimensions, and to highlight inclusion and diversity. With explicit instruction to show images that a broad audience would relate to, and to refrain from using abject poverty and misery. We wrote a narrated script, traveled around the country to film establishing relatable scenes, and subsequently edited and integrated motion graphics to highlight the key messages. Despite a tight production schedule, we effectively produced a 5 minute long video that conveyed all key messages in a dynamic way, keeping a fast and amicable pace with images that the national audience found familiar.

  • Type


    On field shooting and editing

    Institucional video

  • Deliverables

    Raw footage

    Medium video (5-20')

    Full production

    Footage edition


  • Equipmment

    Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4

    Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2.0

    Canon 1Dx

    Sigma 50mm f/1.4

    Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 ZE

    Canon 90mm f/2.8 TS

    Canon 28-105mm f/4

    Canon 650D


SIUBEN, UNDP and OPHI designed, tested and implemented a poverty measurement index that focuses on variables related to the environment, health, education, sustenance and community inclusion. All to complement existing economic indicator indexes.