OPHI Summer School 2017: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement & Analysis

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 empirical examples of national and global Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs), the conceptual and empirical motivation for measuring multidimensional poverty were presented, as well as the full suite of measurement tools including estimation, dimensional breakdown, disaggregation by population subgroup, standard errors and statistical inference, robustness, communications, policy applications and so on.

We are very grateful for the support of the Islamic Development Bank, SESRIC, UNICEF, UNDP, and all the other funders who enabled students to participate in the course. This year’s course included 80 participants from 36 different countries.

Outcomes from the day, including presentations, can be found here.