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|Motto||What is measured, can be improved|
|Type||Social Development Organization|
|Headquarters||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Gonzalo Hernández Licona|
The National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy is a Mexican organization coordinated by the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL). As of February 10, 2014, CONEVAL has been established as an autonomous constitutional organization with legal personality, own proprietorship, technical and management autonomy.
The creation of CONEVAL has its origins in the creation of the General Law of Social Development (LGDS). The Law obliges this institution to coordinate the actions targeted to the achievement of the National Social Development Policy’s objectives, strategies and priorities.
CONEVAL is constituted by the head of the Ministry of Social Development, six Academic Researchers chosen by the National Social Development Commission through a public call, and an Executive Secretary who is in charge of the Council.
Furthermore, CONEVAL issues the evaluation guidelines assigned by the Expedniture Budget Decree in order that dependencies and entities regulate their operating social programs.
CONEVAL has been a ground-breaking institution in poverty measurement, providing a multidimensional approach. The institution engaged in the issuance of guidelines and criteria for the definition, identification and poverty measurement using the information generated by the National Statistics and Geography Institute (INEGI). The multidimensional poverty measurement includes the following indicators:
- Current income per capita
- Educational gap
- Access to health services
- Access to social security
- Quality and spaces of the dwelling
- Access to basic services in the dwelling
- Access to food
- Degree of social cohesion.
CONEVAL has the technical capability needed to generate objective and credible information on poverty measurement and social policies. The provision of unbiased information improves the policy-making in Mexico targeted to develop better opportunities for those in need.
CONEVAL's website: http://www.coneval.gob.mx
General Law of Social Development: http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf/264.pdf