Oxford economists draw up system to reveal more detailed picture of poverty ~ Financial Times

Financial Times, p. 10, Jude Webber, 2 July 2010

Measuring things people lack – such as access to education or healthcare – provides insight into chronic poverty down to the household level and ‘illuminates people’s lives for policymakers’ according to Dr Sabina Alkire, director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative. She has devised an approach, with fellow economist Professor James Foster, that is being launched this month and used in the UN Development Programme’s annual Human Development Report in October. The method draws on data from household surveys by national statistics offices to give a detailed insight into what it means to be poor.

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