Missing Dimensions

Instructor: Sabina Alkire

Class Objectives:

  • Informational Analysis of moral principles
  • Review – the choice of dimensions
  • The problem of ‘missing data’
  • Four survey instruments producing most MDG-type data
  • Various search engines and initiatives to improve data
  • Characteristics of internationally comparable data
  • OPHI’s Missing Dimensions: Employment, Empowerment, Safety from
  • Violence, Ability to go about without Shame, Psychological and Subjective well-being

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Readings
Basic readings:
ALKIRE, S. (2007), “The Missing Dimensions of Poverty Data: Introduction to the Special Issue.” Oxford Development Studies 35:347-359.
ALKIRE, S. (2009) The MDGs: Multidimensionality and Interconnection. Background paper for DFID White Paper.  Please see section 2.

Further readings:
DIPROSE, R. (2007), “Physical Safety and Security: A Proposal for Internationally Comparable Indicators of Violence.” Oxford Development Studies 35:431-458.
IBRAHIM, S., and S. ALKIRE (2007), “Agency and Empowerment: A Proposal for Internationally Comparable Indicators.” Oxford Development Studies 35:379-403.
LUGO, M. A.(2007), “Employment: A Proposal for Internationally Comparable Indicators.” Oxford Development Studies 35:361-378.
NARAYAN, D, CHAMBERS, R., SHAH, M.K. and P. PETESCH (2000), Voices of the poor: Crying out for change. New York: Oxford University Press for the World Bank RANIS, G., F. STEWART, and E SAMMAN. (2006). “Human Development: Beyond the Human Development Index.” Journal of Human Development 7(3): 323-358.
SAMMAN, E. (2007), “Psychological and Subjective Well-being: A Proposal for Internationally Comparable Indicators.” Oxford Development Studies 35:459- 486.
ZAVALETA, D. (2007), “The ability to go about without shame: a proposal for international comparable indicators on shame and humiliation.” Oxford Development Studies.