Dimensions’ Special Issue on OPHI 10th Anniversary

We are delighted to announce a new edition of Dimensions magazine celebrating OPHI 10-year anniversary. In this issue we publish part of the OPHI history and Amartya Sen, Michael Spence and Anthony Shorrocks give their opinions on OPHI´s impact during … Continue reading Dimensions’ Special Issue on OPHI 10th Anniversary more

Open consultation for the revised Global MPI

Early in 2018, the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report Office (HDRO) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) agreed to adjust and unify their methodologies on poverty measurement and consider indicator improvements. HDRO and OPHI will … Continue reading Open consultation for the revised Global MPI more

Side event at UN statistical commission shows how MPI can break silos of poverty

On 7 March, 2018, the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) hosted a side event at the 49th United Nations Statistical Commission on “Disaggregating the Multidimensional Poverty Index to Break Silos of Poverty”. More than 60 statisticians, economists and other stakeholders … Continue reading Side event at UN statistical commission shows how MPI can break silos of poverty more

HDRO and OPHI unify global multidimensional poverty measures to better monitor progress on SDGs

Early in 2018, the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Report Office (HDRO) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) agreed to adjust and unify their...
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New data show 48% of people in Angola are poor

The latest update of the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index has revealed new insights into poverty worldwide. New...
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Bhutan cuts poverty by roughly half in five years

29 December 2017 - In the last five years, Bhutan cut multidimensional poverty by nearly half, according to a new report unveiled today in the country’s capital, Thimphu. The...
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Nepal’s Poverty Halved in Less Than a Decade, New Official Index Reveals

Nepal’s first official national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is launched today in Kathmandu. The index was developed by the National Planning...
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How to Fight Child Poverty Multidimensionally

A blog by OPHI Research Officer Christian Oldiges shows how governments can easily apply the Alkire-Foster (AF)...
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Just Released: Jean Drèze’s New Book Sense and Solidarity

Jean Drèze, development economist, activist, and professor at Ranchi University (India) has come out with a new book entitled “Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone.” Drèze...
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