A new volume Measure for Measure: How Well Do We Measure Development? (Proceedings of the 8th AFD-EUDN Conference, 2010), just published, features an article by OPHI Director, Sabina Alkire entitled ‘Multidimensional Poverty and its Discontents’. The volume considers the question ‘can we really know the meaning of “development” as long as there is no agreement on how to measure it?’ as discussed at the Agence Francaise de Développment (AFD) and the European Development Research Network (EUDN) conference in Paris, 1st December 2010.
Other contributors include Angus Deaton, with an article on ‘Measuring Development: Different Data, Different Conclusions?’, Andrew E Clark and Claudia Senik on ‘Will GDP Growth Increase Subjective Happiness in Developing Countries?’ and Michel Aglietta on ‘Sustainable Growth: Do We Really Measure the Challenge?’. The volume is introduced by Francois Bourguignon, Paris School of Economics. Read more.