Events

OPHI runs a programme of regular events. In addition to seminar series, summer schools, and research workshops (listed separately), these include workshops for academics and practitioners and special events related to OPHI’s research.

Details of forthcoming and recent events are shown below. See also OPHI’s Seminar Series, Short Courses and Workshops pages, or Previous Events for a full list of all past events. Many past events are available to watch or listen to on OPHI’s podcasts page.

Upcoming Events

Jean Drèze´s New Book Launch: “Sense and Solidarity. Jholawala economics for everyone.”
Start Date: 24 Nov 2017
End Date: 24 Nov 2017
Location: Seminar Room 3 at Queen Elizabeth House. 3 Mansfield Road.
With: Jean Drèze (remotely)

Brief Description: Jean Drèze, development economist, activist, and professor at Ranchi University (India) has come out with a new book entitled “Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone.” Drèze will join remotely to discuss his book on Friday, 24 November at 1pm … Continue reading Jean Drèze´s New Book Launch: “Sense and Solidarity. Jholawala economics for everyone.”

The MPI as a Planning Tool Across Africa
Start Date: 27 Nov 2017
End Date: 27 Nov 2017
Location: QEH, Seminar Room 2
With: Pali Lehohla, Former Statistician General of South Africa

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Seminars:
 Seminars are regularly held on Mondays from 1pm-2pm in Seminar Room 3, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB. Everyone is welcome, and a complimentary sandwich lunch is available on a first come, first served basis.

Previous Events

CANCELLED: Income and Multidimensional Poverty in Indonesia
Start Date: 20 Nov 2017
End Date: 20 Nov 2017
Location: Seminar Room 2, QEH, 2 Mansfield Rd, Oxford
With: Dr Usha Kanagaratnam, OPHI

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Chronic or acute? Preference-consistent measurement of poverty over time
Start Date: 13 Nov 2017
End Date: 13 Nov 2017
Location: Seminar Room 2, QEH, 2 Mansfield Rd, Oxford
With: Dr Natalie Quinn, OPHI

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Causal claims to wellbeing improvement: the QuIP quest for better impact evaluation
Start Date: 06 Nov 2017
End Date: 06 Nov 2017
Location: Seminar Room 2, QEH, 2 Mansfield Rd, Oxford
With: Professor James Copestake, University of Bath

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Walls of glass: Measuring deprivation in social participation
Start Date: 30 Oct 2017
End Date: 30 Oct 2017
Location: Seminar Room 2, QEH, 2 Mansfield Rd, Oxford
With: Dr Nicolai Suppa, TU Dortmund

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The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and other global indices
Start Date: 23 Oct 2017
End Date: 23 Oct 2017
Location: Seminar Room 2, QEH
With: Dr Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI, University of Oxford

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Multidimensional Impact Evaluation: The Case of WINGS in Uganda
Start Date: 16 Oct 2017
End Date: 16 Oct 2017
Location: Seminar Room 2, QEH
With: Dr Bilal Malaeb, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford (Joint work with Eustace Uzor, LSE)

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Multidimensional Poverty in Measurement and Policy
Start Date: 09 Oct 2017
End Date: 09 Oct 2017
Location: Seminar Room 2, QEH
With: Professor John Hammock, Dr Bilal Malaeb, Dr Ana Vaz, OPHI, University of Oxford

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OPHI Summer School 2017: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement & Analysis
Start Date: 13 Jul 2017
End Date: 15 Jul 2017
Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
With: Led by OPHI Director, Sabina Alkire and supported by OPHI colleagues

Brief Description: 13-15 July 2017, Marrakesh, Morocco The purpose of this intensive summer school was to provide a thorough technical and practical introduction to multidimensional poverty measurement with a strong emphasis on the Alkire-Foster method. Drawing on Amartya Sen’s capability approach and … Continue reading OPHI Summer School 2017: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement & Analysis

Multidimensional poverty indices for children and household surveys: Lessons and ways forward
Start Date: 02 Jun 2017
End Date: 02 Jun 2017
Location: Department of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road
With: Dr Martin Evans, specialist in child poverty in the Division of Policy and Strategy in UNICEF HQ in New York

Brief Description: 11:15am, Schlich Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RB This seminar considers the two main approaches that have been used to address the measurement of multi-dimensional poverty (MDP) in the developing world:  the Alkire-Foster method and … Continue reading Multidimensional poverty indices for children and household surveys: Lessons and ways forward

Perspectives on Global Child Poverty
Start Date: 01 Jun 2017
End Date: 01 Jun 2017
Location: Queen Elizabeth House
With: UNICEF's Martin Evans, Young Lives' Jo Boyden, Director of Young Lives and OPHI's Sabina Alkire

Brief Description: 5pm, Queen Elizabeth House, (QEH), University of Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB. The seminar will launch OPHI’s new global estimates on multidimensional child poverty covering 103 countries and 1.8 billion children. It will share child-disaggregations of the $1.90/day extreme … Continue reading Perspectives on Global Child Poverty

OPHI lecture and reception - 1 June
Start Date: 01 Jun 2017
End Date: 01 Jun 2017
Location: TBC
With: Sabina Alkire et al

Brief Description: As the MPhil in Development Studies in our Department turns 20, OPHI – the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative – turns a mere 10. So on the eve of the MPhil workshop, OPHI invited MPhil students who were returning to … Continue reading OPHI lecture and reception – 1 June

Non parametric well-being comparisons
Start Date: 22 Mar 2017
End Date: 22 Mar 2017
Location: QEH Seminar Room 3
With: Koen Decancq

Brief Description: Special OPHI seminar with Koen Decancq: Title: “Non parametric well-being comparisons” (joint work with Annemie Nys) Location and time: 12:00 till 13:00, Seminar room 3, QEH, 3 Mansfield Road. Abstract: We study the problem of making interpersonal well-being comparisons when … Continue reading Non parametric well-being comparisons

WEBINAR: Impact Evaluation using the Alkire-Foster Multidimensional Outcome Measures
Start Date: 20 Mar 2017
End Date: 20 Mar 2017
Location: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/180627093
With: Dr Ana Vaz, Senior Research Officer at OPHI

Brief Description: Date: Monday March 20th, 2017 – 14:00 GMT Dr Ana Vaz, Senior Research Officer at OPHI, will lead a webinar presenting OPHI’s new research project on the use of Alkire-Foster class of measures in evaluating the impact of social protection … Continue reading WEBINAR: Impact Evaluation using the Alkire-Foster Multidimensional Outcome Measures

Prof. Amartya Sen’s Distinguished Public Lecture
Start Date: 18 Jan 2017
End Date: 18 Jan 2017
Location: Oxford University
With: Prof. Amartya Sen

Brief Description: We were delighted to host a series of events with Professor Amartya Sen on Wednesday 18 January 2017. A morning seminar at Magdalen College, Oxford saw the Nobel Laureate present new chapters of the forthcoming volume “Collective Choice and Social … Continue reading Prof. Amartya Sen’s Distinguished Public Lecture

Presentations from the MPPN Meeting 2017
Start Date: 01 Jan 2017
End Date: 01 Jan 2017
Location:
With:

Brief Description: Ministers and senior officials from 15 countries met to discuss progress on Multidimensional Poverty measurement and reduction. The meeting was rich and fruitful including panels on MPI design, national experiences, coordination and budget allocation, the MPI in the SDGs era, … Continue reading Presentations from the MPPN Meeting 2017

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