2013 MPI podcasts

MPI Podcasts

MPI Podcasts 2013

OPHI’s analyses of multidimensional poverty drawing on the global MPI 2013 data span a number of topics, and we will be adding to the podcasts here with further presentations explaining the key findings.

The podcast below, by Sabina Alkire, explains what the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is and how the index was constructed to allow a comparison of multidimensional poverty across developing countries.

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Download ‘The Global MPI’

The podcast below, by Sabina Alkire and Suman Seth, describes a study that explores why growth in income and reductions in income poverty in India have not been matched by reductions in dimensions of multidimensional poverty.

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Download ‘Multidimensional poverty reduction in India 1999 – 2006’

The podcast below, by Sabina Alkire and José Manuel Roche, describes a study of how multidimensional poverty has changed over time in 22 countries. To see their presentation, click here.

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Download ‘How Multidimensional Poverty went down’

The next podcast, by Suman Seth, describes research done by Seth, Alkire and Roche on using the MPI to identify the world’s poorest billion people. To see the accompanying presentation, click here.

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Download ‘Identifying the Bottom Billion’

MPI Podcasts 2010

One month before the MPI was first launched in 2010, OPHI held a research workshop with leading academics working on poverty measurement issues. OPHI’s Sabina Alkire and Maria Emma Santos presented the draft MPI results, which were thoroughly scrutinized and discussed by the group. OPHI received many useful comments which aided in the final release of the measure. The interviews below capture some of the participants’ comments on 15 June 2010.

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Sir Tony Atkinson, Senior Research Fellow, Nuffiled College, University of Oxford

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François Bourguinon, Professor of Economics at the EHESS (advanced school in Social Sciences) and Director of the Paris School of Economics

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Brian Nolan, Professor of Public Policy at the School of Applied Social Science, University College Dublin

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Conchita D’Ambrosio, Associate Professor of Economics at Università di Milano-Bicocca

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Stephen Klasen, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Göttingen