OPHI’s Santos to teach multidimensional poverty measurement at UFF, Brazil

OPHI Research Associate Maria Emma Santos will teach a course on multdimensional poverty analysis this month at Universidad Federal Fluminense (UFF), near Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Santos, who is a post-doctoral fellow of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET) at the Universidad Nacional del Sur in Argentina, will lead the course on ‘Multidimensional Poverty Measurement: A Counting Approach’, which takes place between 19 and 22 May, at the Department of Economics. She will also give a seminar on ‘Multidimensional Poverty in the Context of Latin America’.

Santos will focus on teaching the Alkire Foster method of multidimensional poverty measurement developed at OPHI. The method, developed by OPHI’s Director Sabina Alkire and Research Associate James Foster, is a flexible technique that can incorporate several different ‘dimensions’ of poverty or well-being, and has been used for a wide range of applications, including the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Index, the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index, and national MPIs in Mexico, Colombia and elsewhere.

For more information on Santos’ course, see the UFF website.