This page provides information on various ways to interact with OPHI, whether learning about our work, supporting us, joining us as a volunteer, doing your thesis on related topics, or engaging in a short course.
OPHI Summer School. Once a year OPHI offers a two-week intensive course on multidimensional measurement. It is open to academics and to practitioners in government, international agencies and civil society organizations. OPHI has offered these courses each year for the past seven years. Please find out more by clicking here. Videos of lectures from these courses can be found in English and in Spanish.
Short Courses and e-learning materials. Periodically OPHI offers short courses on our methodologies, both to quantitative social scientists and to practitioners. OPHI also makes teaching and learning materials from past courses available online. Information on these courses and e-learning materials can be found on our short courses pages.
Sign-up for the e-Update: The OPHI e-Update goes out every two months and contains information about our latest events, opportunities and research findings.
Learn about the Human Development & Capability Association (HDCA): The HDCA is an association of researchers and practitioners whose work develops and advances the human development and capability approach. The Association has an informative website, including briefings on key themes, an extensive bibliography, thematic groups (including a graduate student network), a members’ directory, unpublished manuscripts, teaching resources, and news and events. You can join HDCA to access members-only resources and receive the Journal of Human Development and Capability. HDCA provides a swift way to connect with others with similar interests.
Financial Support. OPHI is entirely funded by grants and private donations from governments, international agencies, foundations and individuals. We receive both annual funding and endowment gifts. If you wish to support OPHI please see our page on giving. You may also email John Hammock, who will be glad to answer any questions you have about OPHI. Contributions to Oxford University are tax deductible in the USA. A list of OPHI supporters can be found here.
Doctoral work. OPHI is able to co-supervise or informally support University of Oxford social science DPhil students whose research interests directly relate to the current research agenda and to the work of OPHI. All students must locate independent funding, and obtain admission through the usual procedures in the University of Oxford. Information on these procedures can be found here. Information about the funding options of which we are aware, can be found here. Owing to our limited capacity, OPHI only accepts doctoral students whose work focuses directly on one of our research areas.
Graduate Studies. The Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, offers a number of masters’ courses. OPHI teaches on several graduate level courses at the University of Oxford, including on the Poverty and Human Development module of the MPhil in Development Studies. Information on these courses, and also on the funding options of which we are aware, can be found here.