Open Dialogue with OPHI, 16 June 2008

Multidimensional Poverty Measures – Preliminary Explorations, 16 June 2008

Open Dialogue with OPHI, 16 June 2008

This paper contains powerpoints and papers that apply multidimensional poverty measurement in different contexts

Most countries of the world define poverty by income. Yet poor people themselves define their poverty much more broadly—to include lack of education, health, empowerment, employment, personal security and more. Do these differences matter?

OPHI researchers presented results of work in progress on Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, China, India, and Bhutan. In each of these cases, OPHI researchers use existing data to compare income poverty with a new multidimensional poverty measure (Alkire & Foster Working Paper 7) and explore the value added.

Where: Seminar Room 2, Dept of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford

When: June 16th, 2008
10:00-11:00 Session I: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement: Methodology

Brief welcome and overview: Sabina Alkire, OPHI Director

Multidimensional Poverty Measurement: James Foster, Research Associate, Presenting (powerpoint)

Discussant: Sudhir Anand, Advisor

11:00-11:15 Coffee

11:15-12:15 Session II: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement : Applications

Chair : Valpy FitzGerald

India: Sabina Alkire & Suman Seth Presentation Paper

China: Jiantuo Yu Presentation

Bhutan: Maria Emma Santos & Karma Ura Presentation Paper

Sub-Saharan Africa: Yele Batana, Presentation Paper

Latin America: Maria Ana Lugo & Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva Presentation

12 :15-1 :00pm  Discussion

1:00 pm Informal Lunch