Upcoming OPHI seminar on multidimensional poverty in Pakistan’s Punjab

On Thursday 24 October 2013, Sameen Zafar of the University of Nottingham will present on ‘Multidimensional poverty in Punjab, Pakistan‘ as part of OPHI’s Lunchtime Seminar Series.

The author’s presentation will focus on the measurement of poverty and its determinants, in Pakistan in general and in the Punjab province – the most populous province in Pakistan – in particular.

Zafar’s research looks at the construction of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) using the Alkire Foster method, and analyses the results to find that greater deprivation is faced by people in rural areas of Pakistan’s Punjab province, than by people in urban areas, and that the south of Punjab is more multidimensionally poor than other parts of the province.

You can read Pakistan’s Global MPI 2013 Country Briefing, which includes sub-national data, here.

Zafar’s talk will be held from 12-1pm in Seminar Room 3, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB. Everyone is welcome, and a complimentary sandwich lunch is available on a first come, first served basis.

To find out about other Lunchtime Seminars coming up, see our listings for Michaelmas term.