Andy Sumner talk on ‘Where do the World’s Multidimensional Poor Live?’

Andy Sumner, Co-Director of the King’s International Development Institute, King’s College London, and José Manuel Roche, OPHI Research Officer will give a talk based on their paper ‘Where do the world’s multidimensional poor live?,’ which they have co-authored with Sabina Alkire, Director of OPHI.

The talk considers how the global distribution of multidimensional poverty differs to the global distribution of income poverty. Surprisingly perhaps, only a quarter of the world’s multidimensional poor and one-third of the world’s severe multidimensional poor live in the world’s poorest countries (meaning Low Income Countries or Least Developed Countries). In particular, the talk will focus on how there is a ‘multidimensional bottom billion’ – a billion poor people – living in stable Middle Income Countries (MICs).

The talk will be held on the 4 February 2013 at 1:00 pm in Seminar Room 3 in Queen Elizabeth House (QEH), 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB. Everyone is welcome, and a complimentary sandwich lunch is available on a first come, first served basis.