Applications Open for Summer School in Chile

The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) is co-organizing a summer school on the multidimensional poverty measurement with Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL/ECLAC), the Ministry of Planning, Chile (MIDEPLAN) and the  Foundation for Overcoming Poverty (FSP).

The course will be held from the 6-15 of December 2010 at Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) in Santiago in Chile. The entire course will be conducted in Spanish language. OPHI also runs a yearly summer school in English on the same topic and English speakers should see the OPHI Short Course webpages for materials from previous summer schools and for announcements on the 2011 course: http://www.ophi.org.uk/teaching/short-courses/.

Forty places are available on the course and priority will go to Chilean citizens, as well as citizens of Latin American countries. The course is specifically directed at policy makers, technical experts in government agencies and civil society, academic and professional investigators involved in the measurement of poverty. Compeition for places is expected to be very strong.

This course is part of the Programme to Support Social Cohesion EU-Chile implemented by various public institutions to promote policies that help overcome inequality and promoting social dialogue. In its first phase, the programme has funding of 20.5 million euros, provided equally by the European Union and the Government of Chile, under the coordination of the International Cooperation Agency of Chile (ACGI).

Applicants are welcome to apply by completing the form online here and enclosing their CV with it. Applicants must be fluent in Spanish and have knowledge of the methods of social sciences and the main approaches in poverty measurment. In addition they must be familiar with quantitative methods and knowledge of STATA is absolutely fundamental.

The closing date for applications is the 10th of November and participants will be informed of selection around the 20th of November. Places for the summer school are limited and the course is extremely competitive.

The course has no enrolment cost. However there are scholarships and travel bursaries available for a limited number of participants. Candidates should demonstrate financial need on the form they fill in online.