Job Title: Director
Contact Details: Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Oxford Department of International Development
Queen Elizabeth House (QEH), University of Oxford
3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB.
Tel: 01865 271915
Email: ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Sabina Alkire directs the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), a research centre within the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Her research interests and publications include multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, welfare economics, Amartya Sen’s capability approach, Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness index, and human development. She holds a DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford.

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Education

Magdalen College, University of Oxford

1999: D.Phil. in Economics. Thesis: “Operationalizing Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach to Human Development: A Framework for Identifying ‘Valuable’ Capabilities.”

1995 M.Sc. in Economics for Development (Webb Medley Prize) Thesis: “The Full or Minimally Decent Life: Empiricization of Sen’s Capabilities Approach in Poverty Measurement.”

1994 Thesis in MPhil in Christian Political Ethics Thesis: “The Concept of Poverty Alleviation in the World Bank since 1990: A Theological Analysis.”

1992 Diploma of Theology (Distinction in Islam)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1989 Bachelors of Arts in Sociology Cognate: Pre-Medical Studies.

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Selected Publications

2020

Alkire, S., Dirksen, J., Nogales, R. and Oldiges, C. (2020). ‘Multidimensional poverty and COVID-19 risk factors: A rapid overview of interlinked deprivations across 5.8 billion people’, OPHI Briefing 53a, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Dirksen, J., Nogales, R. and Oldiges, C. (2020). ‘Multidimensional poverty and vulnerability to COVID-19: A rapid overview of disaggregated and interlinked vulnerabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa’, OPHI Briefing 54a, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Vollmer, F. and Alkire, S. (2020). ‘Towards a global asset indicator: Re-assessing the asset indicator in the global Multidimensional Poverty Index’, OPHI Research in Progress 53b, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Kovesdi, F. (2020). ‘Multidimensional poverty across ethnic groups: Disaggre­gating the global MPI’, OPHI Briefing 55. Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2020). ‘Multidimensional poverty measures as policy tool’, in Beck, V., Hahn, H. and Lepenies, R. (eds.), Dimensions of Poverty: Measurement, Epistemic Injustices, Activism, Springer, pp. 197–214.GSS (2020). Multidimensional Poverty – Ghana. Report. Ghana Statistical Service. Link.

Alkire, S., Nogales, R., Quinn, N. N., and Suppa, N. (2020). ‘On Track or Not? Projecting the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index,’ OPHI Research in Progress 58a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Kanagaratnam, U., and Suppa, N. (2020). ‘The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2020’, OPHI MPI Methodological Note 49, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Kovesdi, F., Mitchell, C., Pinilla-Roncancio, M. and Scharlin-Pettee, S. (2020). ‘Changes over Time in the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index’, OPHI MPI Methodological Note 50, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

UNDP and OPHI (2020). Global Multidimensional Poverty index 2020 – Charting Pathways out of Multidimensional Poverty: Achieving the SDGs. Report. Unite Nations Development Programme and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative. Link.

Alkire, S., Dirksen, J., Nogales, R. and Oldiges, C. (2020). ‘Multidimensional Poverty and Vulnerability to COVID-19: A Rapid Overview of Disaggregated and Interlinked Vulnerabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa’, OPHI Briefing 54, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Kanagaratnam, U., Nogales, R. and Suppa, N. (2020). ‘Revising the global Multidimensional Poverty Index: Empirical insight and robustness’, OPHI Research in Progress 56a, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., F. Kovesdi, M. Pinilla-Roncancio and S. Scharlin-Pettee. (2020). ‘Changes over time in the global Multidimensional Poverty Index and other measures: Towards national poverty reports’, OPHI Research in Progress 57a, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Oldiges, C. and Kanagaratnam, U. (2020). ‘Multidimensional poverty reduction in India 2005/6–2015/16: Still a long way to go but the poorest are catching up’, OPHI Research in Progress 54b, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

PCBS (2020). Multi-Dimensional Poverty Profile in Palestine, 2017: Main Results. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, State of Palestine, Ramallah, Palestine. Link.

NBSM, OPHI and UNICEF Maldives. (2020). National Multidimensional Poverty in Maldives 2020. National Bureau of Statistics, Maldives, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and UNICEF Maldives Country Office. Link.

Alkire, S., Dirksen, J., Nogales, R., and Oldiges, C. (2020). ‘Multidimensional poverty and COVID-19 risk factors: A rapid overview of interlinked deprivations across 5.7 Billion People’, OPHI Briefing 53, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Dirksen, J., Oldiges, C. and Nogales, R. (2020). ‘Multidimensional poverty and the risk from COVID-19’, Dimensions No. 9, Multidimensional Peer Network (MPPN), pp. 7–10. Link.

Alkire, S., Dirksen, J., Nogales, R. and Oldiges, C. (2020). ‘Multidimensional Poverty and Vulnerability to COVID-19: A Rapid Overview of Disaggregated and Interlinked Vulnerabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa’, OPHI Briefing 54, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

NBSS, PAD and SMPI Technical Committee (2020). Multidimensional Poverty Index Report 2019: Seychelles, National Bureau of Statistics of Seychelles, The Poverty Alleviation Department of Seychelles and Seychelles MPI Techical Committee, with technical support from Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). Link.

OPHI (2020). Multidimensional Poverty in Chhattisgarh: A Measure for Action. Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford. Link.

Pinilla-Roncancio, M. and Alkire, S. (2020). ‘How poor are people with disabilities? Evidence based on the global Multidimensional Poverty index’, Journal of Disability Policy Studies, published online on 17 May 2020. DOI: 10.1177/1044207320919942.

2019

Alkire, S. (2019). ‘Addressing inequalities and leaving no one behind: Insights from multidimensional poverty metrics.’ PowerPoint presentation, 31 October 2019.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2019). ‘The role of inequality in poverty measurement’, OPHI Working Paper 126, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Kanagaratnam, U. and Suppa, N. (2019). ‘The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2019’, OPHI MPI Methodological Note 47, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Kanagaratnam, U. and Vollmer, F. (2019). ‘More humility about what we think is good: Reflections on revising the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index,’ EADI blog 02 May 2019.

Alkire, S., Kovesdi, F., Mitchell, C., Pinilla-Roncancio, M. and Scharlin-Pettee, S. (2019). ‘Changes over time in the global Multidimensional Poverty Index: A ten-country study’, OPHI MPI Methodological Note 48, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Ul Haq, R. and Alim, A. (2019). ‘The state of multidimensional child poverty in South Asia: a contextual and gendered view’, OPHI Working Paper 127, University of Oxford.

NESDC and UNICEF-Thailand. (2019). Child Multidimensional Poverty in Thailand. Report. National Economic and Social Development Council (Thailand) and United Nations Children’s Fund in Thailand (UNICEF-Thailand). Link.

OPHI. (2019). Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2018: The Most Detailed Picture to Date of the World’s Poorest People. Report. Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford. ISBN 978-1-912291-12-0. Download here.          Introduction and ch. 1, and ch. 4 in Chinese (also available as PDFs).

Vaz, A., Alkire, S., Quisumbing, A., and Sraboni, E. (2019). ‘Measuring autonomy: Evidence from Bangladesh’, OPHI Working Paper 125, University of Oxford.

Vaz, A., Alkire, S., Quisumbing, A., and Sraboni, E. (2019). ‘Measuring autonomy: Evidence from Bangladesh’, APSDJ 25.2, pp. 21–51. Link.

2018

Alkire, S. (2018). ‘The research agenda on multidimensional poverty measurement: important and as-yet unanswered questions’, OPHI Working Paper 119, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2018). ‘Multidimensional poverty measures as relevant policy tools,’ OPHI Working Paper 118, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Fang, Y. (2018). ‘Dynamics of multidimensional poverty and uni‐dimensional income poverty: an evidence of stability analysis from China’, Social Indicators Research, published online 03 April 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-018-1895-2. (Link). Also as an AAM.

Alkire, S. and Jahan, S. (2018). The New Global MPI 2018: aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals’, OPHI Working Paper 121, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Jahan, S. (2018). The New Global MPI 2018: Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals’, HDRO Occasional Paper, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Link.

Alkire, S. and Kanagaratnam, U. (2018). ‘Multidimensional Poverty Index – Winter 2017-18: brief methodological note and results’. OPHI MPI Methodological Notes No. 45, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Kanagaratnam, U. and Suppa, N. (2018). ‘The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI): 2018 revision’, OPHI MPI Methodological Notes 46, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Robson, M. (2018). ‘On data availability for assessing monetary and multidimensional poverty’, OPHI Research in Progress 52a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Oldiges, C. and Kanagaratnam, U. (2018). ‘Multidimensional poverty reduction in India 2005/6–2015/16: still a long way to go but the poorest are catching up’, OPHI Research in Progress 54a, University of Oxford.

National Planning Commission (NPC) of the Government of Nepal, and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)at University of Oxford. (2018). Nepal: Multidimensional Poverty Index 2018 – Analysis towards action. NPC and OPHI. Available here.

Pinilla-Roncancio, M. and Alkire, S. (2018). ‘Statistical note: disaggregating Bhutan’s MPI 2017 by disability status’, OPHI Research in Progress 51a, University of Oxford.

Samuel, K., Alkire, S., Zavaleta, D., Mills, C., and Hammock, J. (2018). ‘Social isolation and its relationship to multidimensional poverty’, ODS, 46.1, 83–97.

Thiry, G., Alkire, S. and Schleicher, J. (2018). ‘Incorporating environmental and natural resources within analyses of multidimensional poverty’. OPHI Research in Progress 50a, University of Oxford.

Vaz, A., Alkire, S., Quisumbing, A., and Sraboni, E. (2018). ‘Measuring autonomy: Evidence from Bangladesh’, Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal, 25(2): 21–51.

Vollmer, F. and Alkire, S. (2018). ‘Towards a global asset indicator: re-assessing the asset indicator in the global Multidimensional Poverty Index’, OPHI Research in Progress 53a, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

2017

Alkire, S. and Apablaza, M. (2017). ‘Multidimensional poverty in Europe 2006–2012: Illustrating a methodology’, in Atkinson, A., Guio, A.-C. and Marlier, E. (eds.), Monitoring Social Inclusion in Europe. 2017 edition. Eurostat, ch. 12 (pp. 225–240. Link. (An earlier version of this paper is published in 2016 as OPHI Working Paper 74.)

Alkire, S. and Robles, G. (2017). ‘Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017.’ OPHI Briefing 47, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Robles, G. (2017). ‘Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017.’ OPHI Briefing 48, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford. (2-page briefing).

Alkire, S. and Robles, G. (2017). ‘Multidimensional Poverty Index – Summer 2017: Brief methodological note and results.’ MPI Methodological Notes 44, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Shen, Y. (2017). “Exploring Multidimensional Poverty in China: 2010 to 2014.” OPHI Research in Progress 47a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Shen, Y. (2017). ‘Exploring multidimensional poverty in China: 2010 to 2014’. Research on Economic Inequality: Poverty, Inequality and Welfare, 25: 161–228.

Alkire, S., Apablaza, M., Chakravarty, S. and Yalonetzky, G. (2017). ‘Measuring chronic multidimensional poverty’. Journal of Policy Modeling, 39(6): 983–1006.

Alkire, S., Jindra, C., Robles Aguilar, G., and Vaz, A. (2017). ‘Multidimensional poverty reduction among countries in Sub-Saharan Africa’. Forum for Social Economics (DOI: 10.1080/07360932.2017.1310123).

Alkire, S., Jindra, C., Robles, G., and Vaz, A. (2017). ‘Children’s multidimensional poverty: Disaggregating the global MPI.’ OPHI Briefing 46, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Jindra, C., Robles-Aguilar, G., and Vaz, A. (2017). ‘Multidimensional poverty reduction among countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.’ OPHI Working Paper 112, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., and Vaz, A. (2017). “Changes over time in multidimensional poverty: Methodology and results for 34 countries.” World Development, 94: 232-249. [WD, AAM]

National Statistics Bureau (NSB) of Royal Government of Bhutan, and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford. (2017). Bhutan: Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017. NSB and OPHI. Available here.

Pinilla-Roncancio, M. and Alkire, S. (2017). ‘How poor are people with disabilities around the globe? A multidimensional perspective.’ OPHI Research in Progress 48a, University of Oxford.

Seth, S. and Alkire, S. (2017). ‘Did poverty reduction reach the poorest of the poor? Complementary measures of poverty and inequality in the counting approach.’ Research on Economic Inequality: Poverty, Inequality and Welfare, (ed. by S. Bandyopadhyay), 25: 63–102.

2016

Alkire, S. (2016). “The capability approach and well-being measurement for public policy.” In M. D. Adler and M. Fleurbaey (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy. Oxford University Press, 615-644.

Alkire, S. (2016). “Measures of Human Development: Key concepts and properties.” OPHI Working Paper 107, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2016). “Towards frequent and accurate poverty data.” (Version 3). OPHI Research in Progress 43c and Data file., University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Apablaza, M. (2016). “Multidimensional poverty in Europe 2006–2012: Illustrating a methodology.” OPHI Working Paper 74, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2016). “Dimensional and distributional contributions to multidimensional poverty.” OPHI Working Paper 100, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Robles, G. (2016). “Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2016.” OPHI Briefing 41, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Robles, G. (2016). “Measuring multidimensional poverty: Dashboards, Union identification, and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).” OPHI Research in Progress 46a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Robles, G. (2016). “Multidimensional Poverty Index – Winter 2016: Brief methodological note and results.” MPI Methodological Notes 43, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2016). “Identifying destitution through linked subsets of multidimensionally poor: An ordinal approach.” OPHI Working Paper 99, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Conconi, A., Robles, G., Roche, J. M., Santos, M. E., Seth, S., and Vaz, A. (2016). “The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI): 5-year methodological note.” OPHI Briefing 38.

Alkire, S., Dorji, L, Gyeltshen, S, and Minten, T. (2016). Child Poverty in Bhutan: Insights from Multidimensional Child Poverty Index and Qualitative Interviews with Poor Children. National Statistics Bureau, Monograph Series 9, Bhutan.

Alkire, S., Jindra, C., Robles, G. and Vaz, A. (2016). “Multidimensional Poverty Index – Summer 2016: Brief methodological note and results.” OPHI Briefing 42, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Jindra, C., Robles, G. et Vaz, A. (2016). “Pauvreté multidimensionnelle en Afrique.” OPHI Briefing 43, University of Oxford. (A translation of the OPHI Briefing 40).

Alkire, S., Jindra, C., Robles, G., and Vaz, A. (2016). “Multidimensional poverty in Africa.” OPHI Briefing 40, University of Oxford.

Alpay, S., Alkire, S., Hammock, J., Bello, A., Robles Aguilar, and Housseini, B. (2016). Multidimensional Poverty Assessment in IDB Sub-Saharan African Member Countries. Report. Economic Research and Policy Department, Islamic Development Bank, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, Pakistan, OPHI and UNDP. (2016). Multidimensional Poverty in Pakistan. Report. MPDR of Pakistan, OPHI and UNDP.

Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). (2016). “Chad Multidimensional Deprivation and Vulnerability Survey.” OPHI Working Paper 104, University of Oxford.

Vaz, A., Pratley, P., and Alkire, S. (2016). “Measuring Women’s Autonomy in Chad Using the Relative Autonomy Index.” Feminist Economics, 22: 264-294. DOI 10.1080/13545701.2015.1108991.

Wang, X., Feng, H., Xia, Q., and Alkire, S. (2016). “On the relationship between Income Poverty and Multidimensional Poverty in China.” OPHI Working Paper 101, University of Oxford.

2015 

Alkire, S. (2015). “Capability Approach and Well-being Measurement for Public Policy.” OPHI Working Papers 94, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2015). “Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).” DRAFT.

Alkire, S. (2015). ‘Global Multidimensional poverty Index,’ The Pakistan Development Review, 54(4) part 1 (Winter 2015): 287–299.

Alkire, S. (2015). ‘Measures of Human Development: Key Concepts and Properties.’ Paper for UNDP Latin America and Caribbean. Manuscript, unpublished. Also as OPHI WP107.

Alkire, S. (2015). Well-being, Happiness, and Public Policy. The Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH Research. Thimphu, Bhutan. Link.

Alkire, S. and OPHI. (2015). “Measuring Multidimensional Poverty: Insights from around the World.” OPHI Briefing 30.

Alkire, S. and OPHI. (2015). “Multidimensional Poverty Index 2015+.” OPHI Briefing 29.

Alkire, S. and OPHI. (2015). “Multidimensional poverty measurement for EU-SILC countries.” United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Conference of European Statisticians. UNECE Working Paper 18.

Alkire, S. and OPHI. (2015). “Uncovering Poverty’s Complexities.” Published in UK CDS Making Science Work for Development: Impact Stories 2015. http://www.ukcds.org.uk/the-global-impact-of-uk-research.

Alkire, S. and Robles Aguilar, G. (2015). “Poverty maps: Mapping Multidimensional Poverty so policies can fight it efficiently.” OPHI Briefing 37.

Alkire, S. and Robles, G. (2015). “High Visibility: How Disaggregated Metrics Help to Reduce Multidimensional Poverty.” OPHI Briefing 28.

Alkire, S. and Robles, G. (2015). “Multidimensional Poverty index – 2015: Brief Methodological Note and Results.” (June). OPHI Briefing 31.

Alkire, S. and Robles, G. (2015). “Multidimensional Poverty index – Winter 2015/16: Brief Methodological Note and Results.” OPHI Briefing 36.

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2015). “Multidimensional poverty reduction in India between 1999 and 2006: Where and how?” World Development, 72 (2015) 93–108. An earlier version is published as OPHI Working Papers 60, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Shen, Y. (2015). “Exploring Multidimensional poverty in China.” OPHI Briefing 34.

Alkire, S., Conconi, A., Robles, G., and Seth, S. (2015). “Multidimensional Poverty Index – Winter 2014/2015: Brief Methodological Note.” OPHI Briefing 27.

Alkire, S., Conconi, A., Robles, G., and Vaz, A. (2015). “Destitution: Who and Where are the Poorest of the Poor?” OPHI Briefing 35.

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Review by W. Krämer in Statistical Papers, July 2015 (DOI 10.1007/s00362-015-0702-2).

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 2 – Framework (OPHI Working Papers 83).

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 3 – Methods (OPHI Working Papers 84).

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 4 – Counting Approaches (OPHI Working Papers 85).

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 5 – AF Methodology (OPHI Working Papers 86).

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 6 – Normative Choices (OPHI Working Papers 87).

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 7 – Data and Analysis (OPHI Working Papers 88).

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 8 – Robustness Analysis and Statistical Inference (OPHI Working Paper 89).

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 9 – Distribution and Dynamics (OPHI Working Papers 90).

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 10 – Regression Models (OPHI Working Papers 91).

Alkire, S., Jindra, C., and Robles Aguilar, G. (2015). “Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2015. 2-page briefing.” OPHI Briefing 32.

Alkire, S., Jindra, C., Robles, G., Seth, S., and Vaz, A. (2015). “Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2015. 8-page briefing.” OPHI Briefing 33.

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., and Vaz, A. (2015). “Changes over Time in Multidimensional Poverty: Methodology and Results for 34 Countries.” OPHI Working Paper 76, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., Seth, S., and Sumner, A. (2015). “Identifying the Poorest People and Groups: Strategies Using the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index.” Journal of International Development, 27(3): 362–387. (Earlier version published as OPHI Working Paper 78, 2014).

Tran, V. Q., Alkire, S., and Klasen S. (2015). “Static and Dynamic Disparities between Monetary and Multidimensional Poverty Measurement: Evidence from Vietnam.” OPHI Working Paper 97, University of Oxford. Also published in T. I. Garner , K. S. Short (eds.), Measurement of Poverty, Deprivation, and Economic Mobility (Research on Economic Inequality, Volume 23). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 249 – 281.

Tran, V. Q., Alkire, S., and Klasen S. (2015). “Static and Dynamic Disparities between Monetary and Multidimensional Poverty Measurement: Evidence from Vietnam”. In T. I. Garner and K. S. Short (eds.), Measurement of Poverty, Deprivation, and Economic Mobility (Research on Economic Inequality, Volume 23). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 249 – 281. Also published as OPHI Working Paper 97.

Ura, K., Alkire, S., Zangmo, T., and Wangdi, K. (2015). A Compass towards Just and Harmonious Society: 2015 GNH Survey Report. Centre of Bhutan Studies and GNH Research, Royal Government of Bhutan. Available on www.grossnationalhappiness.com.

Vaz, A., Pratley, P., and Alkire, S. (2015). “Measuring Women’s Autonomy in Chad and its Associations with Breastfeeding Practices Using the Relative Autonomy Index.” OPHI Research in Progress 44a.

Vaz, A., Pratley, P., and Alkire, S. (2015). “Measuring Women’s Autonomy in Chad Using the Relative Autonomy Index.” Feminist Economics, DOI 10.1080/13545701.2015.1108991.

Zavaleta, D. and Vargas, M. (eds.) (2015). Las dimensiones faltantes en la medición de la pobreza. Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and Banco de desarrollo de América Latina (CAF). (Contains papers originally written by S. Alkire).

2014

Alkire, S. (2014). “’No one left behind’: Identifying the poorest of the poor.” Al-Jazeera Destitution. DRAFT.

Alkire, S. (2014). “A new household survey to catalyze the data revolution.” Post2015.org – what comes after the MDGs? BLOG.

Alkire, S. (2014). “Multidimensional poverty in the post-2015 SDGs.” Views on Development. DRAFT.

Alkire, S. (2014). “The grim health toll on the world’s destitutes.” BLOG.

Alkire, S. (2014). “Towards frequent and accurate poverty data.” (Version 1). OPHI Research in Progress 43a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2014). “Towards frequent and accurate poverty data.” (Version 2). OPHI Research in Progress 43b, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2014). “Evaluating dimensional and distributional contributions to Multidimensional Poverty.” Social Choice and Welfare Conference 2014, Boston College. Mimeo.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2014). “Evaluating dimensional and distributional contributions to Multidimensional Poverty.” Submitted as a conference paper to Inequality – Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies, 5-6 September 2014, Helsinki, Finland. UNU-WIDER, 5–6 September, Helsinki. DRAFT.

Alkire, S. and Housseini, B. (2014). “Multidimensional Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Levels and Trends.” OPHI Working Papers 81, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Klasen, S. (2014). “The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and monetary poverty: Dynamic comparison from 12 country studies.” DRAFT.

Alkire, S. and Samman, E. (2014). “Mobilising the Household Data Required to Progress toward the SDGs.” OPHI Working Papers 72, University of Oxford. Also published as SDSN Briefing Paper, September 2014.

Alkire, S. and Santos, M. E. (2014). “Measuring Acute Poverty in the Developing World: Robustness and Scope of the Multidimensional Poverty Index.” World Development 59: 251-274.

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2014). “Inequality Among the MPI Poor, and Regional Disparity in Multidimensional Poverty: Levels and Trends.” OPHI Briefing 25, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Vaz, A. (2014). “Reducing Multidimensional Poverty and Destitution: Pace and Patterns.” OPHI Briefing 23, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Apablaza, M., and Jung, E. (2014). “Multidimensional poverty measurement for EU-SILC (European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) countries.” (Version 1). OPHI Research in Progress 36a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Apablaza, M., and Jung, E. (2014). “Multidimensional poverty measurement for EU-SILC countries.” (Version 2). OPHI Research in Progress 36b, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Apablaza, M., and Jung, E. (2014). “Multidimensional poverty measurement for EU-SILC countries.” (Version 2). OPHI Research in Progress 36b, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Apablaza, M., and Jung, E. (2014). “Multidimensional poverty measurement for EU-SILC countries.” (Version 3). OPHI Research in Progress 36bc , University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Apablaza, M., Chakravarty, S. R., and Yalonetzky, G. (2014). “Measuring Chronic Multidimensional Poverty: A Counting Approach”. OPHI Working Papers 75, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Chatterjee, M., Conconi, A., Seth, S., and Vaz, A. (2014). “Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014. 8-page.” OPHI Briefing 21, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Chatterjee, M., Conconi, A., Seth, S., and Vaz, A. (2014). “Destitution: Who and Where are the Poorest of the Poor?” OPHI Briefing 22, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Chatterjee, M., Conconi, A., Seth, S., and Vaz, A. (2014). “Poverty in Rural and Urban Areas.” OPHI Briefing 24.

Alkire, S., Conconi, A., and Seth, S. (2014). “Measuring destitution in developing countries: An ordinal approach for identifying linked subset of multidimensionally poor.” OPHI Research in Progress 42a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Conconi, A., Seth, S., and Vaz, A. (2014). “Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014. 2-page.” OPHI Briefing 20, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Conconi, A., Seth, S., and Vaz, A. (2014). “Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014: Brief Methodological Note and Results.” OPHI Briefing 19, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Foster, J. E., Seth, S., Santos, M. E., Roche, J. M., and Ballon, P. (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ch. 1 – Introduction (OPHI Working Papers 82, University of Oxford).

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., and Vaz, A. (2014). “Multidimensional poverty dynamics: Methodology and results for 34 countries.” OPHI Research in Progress 41a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., Seth, S., and Sumner, A. (2014). “Identifying the Poorest People and Groups: Strategies Using the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index”. OPHI Working Papers 78, University of Oxford. [Also in Journal of International Development, 27(3) (2015) 362–387.]

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., Seth, S., and Sumner, A. (2014). “Where do the world’s poorest live?” OPHI Research in Progress 39, University of Oxford.

Dorji, C., Namgay, T., Gyeltshen, S., and Alkire, S. (2014). Bhutan: Multidimensional Poverty Index 2012. Bhutan National Statistics Bureau.

Samuel, K., Alkire, S., Hammock, J., Mills, C., and Zavaleta, D. (2014). “Social Isolation and its Relationship to Multidimensional Poverty”. OPHI Working Papers 80, University of Oxford.

Santos, M. E. (2014). “Measuring Multidimensional Poverty in Latin America: Previous Experience and the Way Forward.” OPHI Working Papers 66, University of Oxford.

Seth, S. and Alkire, S. (2014). “Did Poverty Reduction Reach the Poorest of the Poor? Assessment Methods in the Counting Approach.” OPHI Working Papers 77, University of Oxford.

Seth, S. and Alkire, S. (2014). “Measuring and Decomposing Inequality among the Multidimensionally Poor Using Ordinal Data: A Counting Approach.” OPHI Working Papers 68, University of Oxford.

2013

Alkire, S. (2013) “This bill won’t eat your money.” India FSB.

Alkire, S. (2013). “A new household survey to catalyse the data revolution.” BLOG.

Alkire, S. (2013). “Ending poverty requires an understanding of all its interlinked aspects.”

Alkire, S. (2013). “Harnessing innovations in poverty measurement for poverty alleviation in Latin America and the post-2015 development agenda.” Report for World Bank.

Alkire, S. (2013). “How to measure the many dimensions of poverty?” In OECD, Development Co-operation Report 2013: Ending Poverty. OECD Publishing.

Alkire, S. (2013). “Is the food a money guzzler?” BLOG.

Alkire, S. (2013). “Network for South-South cooperation presses for multidimensional poverty measures post-2015.” DRAFT.

Alkire, S. (2013). Well-being, happiness, and public policy. Background Paper for the International Expert Working Group for a New Development Paradigm.

Alkire, S. (2013). “Why the poorest of the poor need MPI 2.0.” Development Progress BLOG (http://www.developmentprogress.org/blog/2013/05/29/why-poorest-poor-need-mpi-20)

Alkire, S. and OPHI. (2013). “Constructing a Multidimensional Poverty Measure.” OPHI Briefing 18, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and OPHI. (2013). “Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2013”. OPHI Briefing 17, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Ritchie, A. (2013). “Does charity begin at home?” Children Society.

Alkire, S. and Roche, J. M. (2013). “How multidimensional poverty went down: Dynamics and comparisons.” OPHI Briefing 16, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Santos, M. E. (2013) “A Multidimensional Approach: Poverty Measurement and Beyond.” Social Indicators Research 112(2): 239–257.

Alkire, S. and Santos, M. E. (2013). “Measuring Acute Poverty in the Developing World: Robustness and Scope of the Multidimensional Poverty Index.” OPHI Working Papers 59, University of Oxford. Supplementary data. Also published in World Development 59 (2014) 251–274.

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2013). “Debate over poverty line and recent poverty figures in India.” Indian Express.

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2013). “A Comparison of Methods: Identifying BPL Households.” Economic and Political Weekly, 48(2): 49–57.

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2013). “Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India 1999-2006: Slower Progress for the Poorest Groups.” OPHI Briefing 15, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2013). “Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India Between 1999 and 2006: Where and How?” OPHI Working Papers 60, University of Oxford. Also published in World Development, 72 (2015) 93–108.

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2013). “Selecting a Targeting Method to Identify BPL Households in India.” Social Indicators Research 112(2): 417–446.

Alkire, S. and Sumner, A. (2013). “Multidimensional Poverty and the Post-2015 MDGs.” OPHI Briefing 11, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Sumner, A. (2013). “Multidimensional Poverty and the Post-2015 MDGs.” Development, 56(1): 46–51.

Alkire, S., Conconi, A., and Roche, J. M. (2013). “Multidimensional Poverty Index 2013: Brief Methodological Note and Results.” OPHI Briefing 12, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Meinzen-Dick, R., Peterman, A., et al. (2013). “The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index.” World Development 52 (2013) 71-91.

Alkire, S., Meinzen-Dick, R., Peterman, A., et al. (2013). “The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index.” OPHI Working Papers 58, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., and Seth, S. (2013). “Identifying the ‘Bottom Billion’: Beyond National Averages.” OPHI Briefing 14, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., and Seth, S. (2013). “Multidimensional Poverty Index 2013.” OPHI Briefing 13, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., and Sumner, A. (2013). “Where Do the World’s Multidimensionally Poor People Live?” OPHI Working Papers 61, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., Seth, S., and Sumner, A. (2013). “Where Do the World’s Multidimensionally Poor People Live?” OPHI Research in Progress 39a, University of Oxford.

McKinley, T. et al. (2013). The Social Protection Index: Assessing Results for Asia and the Pacific. Asian Development Bank.

Samman, E. (ed.) (2013). “Eradicating global poverty: A noble goal, but how do we measure it?” – with contributions from M. Ravallion, L. Pritchett, S. Klasen, S. Alkire, A. Lenhardt, and E. Letouzé. Development Progress Working Paper 02.

Santos, M. E., Alkire, S., Foster, J., Roche, J. M., Seth, S., and Solomon, J. (2013). “Scrutinizing the MPI: Reflections on changes proposed by Dotter and Klasen.” DRAFT.

Vaz, A., Alkire, S., Quisumbing, A., and Sraboni, E. (2013). “Measuring autonomy: Evidence from Bangladesh.” OPHI Research in Progress 38a, University of Oxford.

2012

Alkire, S. (2012). “Multidimensional measurement, women’s empowerment and food security.”

Alkire, S. (2013). Bhutan’s Commiassion on Happiness and Development: What Would Success Be?

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2012). “Creating inclusive growth.”

Alkire, S. and OPHI. (2012). “Measuring Multidimensional Deprivations and Living Conditions Based on Survey Data.” OPHI Briefing 09, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and OPHI. (2012). “Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index – Brochure.” OPHI Briefing 08, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and OPHI. (2012). “Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index.” OPHI Research in Progress 35a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Robles Aguilar, G. (2012). “Least Developed Countries and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).” OPHI Briefing 10, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Roche, J. M. (2012). ‘Beyond headcount: Measures that reflect the breadth and components of child poverty’, in A. Minujin and S. Nandy (eds.), Global Child Poverty and Well-Being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action. The Policy Press, ch. 5.

Alkire, S. and Roche, J. M. (2012). “Beyond headcount: The Alkire-Foster approach to multidimensional child poverty measurement.” In: I. Ortiz, L. M. Daniels, and S. Engilbertsdóttir (eds.), Child Poverty and Inequality: New Perspectives. UNICEF, Division of Policy and Practice. New York, 2012, pp. 18–22. Also published in A. Minujin and S. Nandy (eds.), Global Child Poverty and Well-Being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action. Bristol: The Policy Press, 2012, pp. 103–134.

Alkire, S. and Roche, J. M. (2012). “Factual clarification: Response to Gordon and Nandy.”

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2012). “Identifying BPL households: A comparison of methods.” OPHI Working Papers 54, University of Oxford. Also published in Economic and Political Weekly, 48(2) (2013): 49–57

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2012). “Selecting a targeting method to identify BPL households in India.” OPHI Working Papers 53, University of Oxford. Also published in Social Indicators Research 112(2) [2013]: 417–446.

Ura, K., Alkire, S., and Zangmo, T. (2012. GNH and the GNH Index: A Short Guide to Gross National Happiness Index, with Karma Ura and Tshoki Zangmo. Centre for Bhutan Studies Publication. 2012.

Ura, K., Alkire, S., and Zangmo, T. (2012). GNH and GNH Index. The Centre for Bhutan Studies.

Ura, K., Alkire, S., Zangmo, T., and Wangdi, K. (2012). “Gross national happiness and the GNH index. Case Study: Bhutan.” In J. Helliwell, R. Layard, and J. Sachs (eds.), World Happiness Report. The Earth Institute Columbia University, CIFAR, and Centre for Economic Performance, pp. 108-158.

Ura, K., Alkire, S., Zangmo, T., and Wangdi, K. (2012). An Extensive Analysis of GNH Index. Centre of Bhutan Studies.

Ura, K., Alkire, S., Zangmo., T. (2012). Short Guide to GNH Index. The Centre of Bhutan Studies.

2011

Alkire, S. (2011). “Multidimensional poverty and its discontents.” OPHI Working Paper 46, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2011). “Multidimensional poverty and its discontents.” In A. Aglietta, S. Alkire,, F. Bourguignon, A. E. Clark, A. Deaton, and C. Senik (eds.), Measure for Measure: How Well Do We Measure Development? Proceedings of the 8th AFD-EUDN Conference. Paris, December 1st, 2010. Agence française de développement, 2011, ch. 2.

Alkire, S. (2011/2012). “Mesurer la pauvreté multidimensionelle: Les limites.” Revue d’économie du développement, 19: 61-104.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2011). “Counting and multidimensional poverty measurement.” Journal of Public Economics, 95(7–8): 476–487.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2011). “Understandings and misunderstandings of multidimensional poverty measurement.” OPHI Working Paper 43, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2011). “Understandings and misunderstandings of multidimensional poverty measurement.” Journal of Economic Inequality 9(2): 289–314.

Alkire, S. and Roche, J.M. (2011). “Beyond headcount: Measures that reflect the breadth and components of child poverty.” OPHI Working Paper 45, University of Oxford. Also published in A. Minujin and S. Nandy (eds.), Global Child Poverty and Well-Being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action. Bristol: The Policy Press, 2012, ch. 5.

Alkire, S. and Santos, M. E. (2011). “Training material for producing National Human Development Reports: The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).” OPHI Research in Progress 31a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Foster, J. and Santos, M.E. (2011). “Where did identification go?” Journal of Economic Inequality (JEI) 9: 501-505.

Alkire, S., Foster, J. and Santos, M.E. (2011). “Where did identification go?” OPHI Working Paper 43b, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., and Seth, S. (2011). “Sub-national disparities and inter-temporal evolution of multidimensional poverty across developing countries.” OPHI Research in Progress 32a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., Santos, M. E., and Seth, S. (2011). “Multidimensional Poverty Index 2011: Brief methodological note.” OPHI Briefing 05, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., Santos, M. E., and Seth, S. (2011). “Multidimensional Poverty Index 2011 – Two-page briefing.” OPHI Briefing 06, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., Santos, M. E., and Seth, S. (2011). “Multidimensional Poverty Index 2011 – Research brief.” OPHI Briefing 07, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Seth, S., Yalonetzky, G., and Zavaleta, D. (2011). “Training material for producing National Human Development Reports: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI).” OPHI Research in Progress 30a, University of Oxford.

Newell, E. and Alkire, S. (2011). “Bible study: Millenium Development Goals (MDGs).”

2010

Alkire, S. (2010). “Aspiration and agency: Breaking the cycle?” DRAFT.

Alkire, S. (2010). “Creating growth that meets the MDGs.” DRAFT.

Alkire, S. (2010). “Human development: Definitions, critiques, and related concepts.” OPHI Working Paper 36, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2010). “Human development: Definitions, critiques, and related concepts.” Human Development Research Paper 2010/01, UNDP.

Alkire, S. (2010). “Instrumental freedoms and human capabilities.” In: S. L. Esquith and F. Gifford (eds.) Capabilities, Power, and Institutions. The Pennsylvanian State University Press, ch. 1.

Alkire, S. (2010). “Multidimensional poverty and its discontents.” OPHI Research in Progress 23a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2010). “The Multidimensional Poverty Index and the Millennium Development Goals: Showing interconnections.” OPHI Briefing 04, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2010). Harnessing Innovation in Poverty Measurement for Poverty Alleviation in Latin America and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Report.

Alkire, S. (2010). Multidimensional Poverty Index: International and national examples.” DRAFT.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2010). “Designing the inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (HDI).” Human Development Research Paper 2010/28, UNDP.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2010). “Designing the inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (HDI).” OPHI Working Paper 37, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2010). “Human rights in Mexico: An axiomatic method to select the weights and poverty cut-off used to measure multidimensional poverty.” DRAFT.

Alkire, S. and Santos, M. E. (2010). “Acute multidimensional poverty: A new index for developing countries.” OPHI Working Paper 38, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Santos, M. E. (2010). “Acute multidimensional poverty: A new index for developing countries.” Human Development Research Paper 2010/11, UNDP.

Alkire, S. and Santos, M. E. (2010). “Multidimensional Poverty Index 2010. 8-page research briefing.” OPHI Briefing 01, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Santos, M. E. (2010). “Multidimensional Poverty Index 2010. 2-page briefing.” OPHI Briefing 02, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Santos, M. E., Seth, S., and Yalonetzky, G. (2010). “Is the Multidimensional Poverty Index robust to different weights?” OPHI Briefing 03, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Santos, M. E., Seth, S., and Yalonetzky, G. (2010). “Is the Multidimensional Poverty Index robust to different weights?” OPHI Research in Progress 22a, University of Oxford.

2009

Alkire, S. (2009). ‘Amartya Sen.” In: J. Peil and Irene van Staversen (eds.), Handbook of Economics and Ethics. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, ch.63, pp. 484–492. Link.

Alkire, S. (2009). “Conceptual overview of human development: Definitions, critique, and related concepts. Background paper for the 2010 Human Development Report.” OPHI Research in Progress 15a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2009). “Development: ‘A misconceived theory can kill’.” In: C. W. Morris (ed.), Amartya Sen: Contemporary Philosophy in Focus. Cambridge University Press, ch. 8.

Alkire, S. (2009). “Economic development.” An essay for inclusion in a Burmese book edited by Maung Zarni.

Alkire, S. (2009). “Multidimensional poverty measures: New potential.” OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy” – Charting Progress, Building Visions, Improving Life. Busan, Korea, 27-30 October 2009. DRAFT.

Alkire, S. (2009). “The capability approach as a development paradigm?” In: E. Chiappero-Martinetti (ed.), Debating Global Society Reach and Limits of the Capability Approach. SIPIEL, Milan, pp. 31-60.

Alkire, S. (2009). 中国多维贫困测量:估计和政策含义.  2009.12.

Alkire, S. and Deneulin, S. (2009). “A normative framework for development.” In: S. Deneulin and L. Shahani (eds.), An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach: Freedom and Agency. Earthscan and International Development Research Centre, London, ch. 1.

Alkire, S. and Deneulin, S. (2009). “Human development and capability approach.” In: S. Deneulin and L. Shahani (eds.), An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach: Freedom and Agency. Earthscan and International Development Research Centre, London, ch. 2.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2009). “A memo to CONEVAL.”

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2009). “Counting and multidimensional poverty.” In: J. von Braun, R. Vargas Hill, and R. Pandya-Lorch (eds.) The Poorest and Hungry: Assessments, Analyses, and Actions. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C., ch. 3. Also published in Journal of Public Economics, 95(7–8) (2011): 476–487

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2009). “Counting and multidimensional poverty measurement (revised and updated).” OPHI Working Paper 32, University of Oxford. Also published in Journal of Public Economics, 95(7–8) (2011): 476–487.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2009). “The MDGs: Multidimensionality and interconnection.” OPHI Research in Progress 08, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (revised in 2009). “Counting and multidimensional poverty measurement (short version).” OPHI Working Papers 07.5, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. E. (2009). “An axiomatic approach to identification and measurement of multidimensional poverty.” OPHI Research in Progress 21a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Santos, M. E. (2009). “Poverty and inequality measurement.” In: S. Deneulin and L. Shahani (eds.), An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approach: Freedom and Agency. Earthscan and International Development Research Centre, London, ch. 6.

Alkire, S. and Sarwar, M. B. (2009). “Multidimensional measures of poverty and well-being.” OPHI Research in Progress 06a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2009). “Determining BPL status: Some methodological improvements.” OPHI Research in Progress 07a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Xiaolin Wang. (2009). “Measurement of multidimensional poverty in China: Estimation and Policy Implications” Chinese Rural Economy 12: 4-10 [MISSING]

Alkire, S., Bastagli F., Burchardt T., Clark D., Holder H., Ibrahim S., Munoz M., Terrazas P., Tsang T., and Vizard P. (2009). “Developing the Equality Measurement Framework: Selecting the Indicators.” Research Report 31. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

2008

Alkire, S. (2008). “Amartya Sen.” OPHI Research in Progress 03a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2008). “Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Index 2008.” OPHI Research in Progress 05a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2008). “Choosing dimensions: The capability approach and multidimensional poverty.” In N. Kakwani and J. Silber (eds.), The Many Dimensions of Poverty. Basingstoke: Palgrave-MacMillan, ch. 6.

Alkire, S. (2008). “Concepts and measures of agency.” In K. Basu and R. Kanbur (eds.), Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen. Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement. Oxford University Press, ch. 24.

Alkire, S. (2008). “Concepts and measures of agency.” OPHI Working Paper 09, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2008). “Development: ‘A misconceived theory can kill’.” OPHI Working Papers 11, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2008). “Development: ‘A misconceived theory can kill’.” In C. W. Morris (ed.), Amartya Sen: Contemporary Philosophy in Focus. Cambridge University Press. 2009, pp. 191-220.

Alkire, S. (2008). “The capability approach to the quality of life.” OPHI Research in Progress 02a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2008). “Using the capability approach: Prospective and evaluative analyses.” In: F. Comim, M. Qizilbash, and S. Alkire (eds.), The Capability Approach: Concepts, Measures and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ch. 1.

Alkire, S. (2008). “What can temperance teach us in a culture of affluence?”

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2007, revised in 2008). “Counting and multidimensional poverty measurement. OPHI Working Paper 07, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2007, revised in 2008). “Recuento y medición multidimensional de la pobreza.” OPHI Working Paper 07, University of Oxford. [WP]

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2008). OPHI Methodology Guide.

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2008, rev. May 2009). “Measuring multidimensional poverty in India: A new proposal.” OPHI Working Paper 15, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2008). “Determining BPL status: Some methodological improvements.” Indian Journal of Human Development (IJHD) 2.2 (2008) 407-424.

Alkire, S. and Seth, S. (2008). “Multidimensional poverty and BPL measures in India: A comparison of methods.” Preliminary DRAFT for OPHI WP 15.

Alkire, S., Qizilbash, M., and Comim, F. (2008). “Introduction.” In: F. Comim, M. Qizilbash, and S. Alkire (eds.), The Capability Approach: Concepts, Measures and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1–24.

Alkire, S., Santos, M. E., and Ura, K. (2008). “Gross national happiness and poverty in Bhutan: Applying the GNH Index methodology to explore poverty.” OPHI Research in Progress 04a, University of Oxford.

Comim, F., Qizilbash, M, and Alkire, S. (eds.) (2008). The Capability Approach: Concepts, Measures and Applications. Cambridge University Press.

2007

Alkire, S. (2007) “Impact assessment using the capability approach.” HOPE Manual. DRAFT.

Alkire, S. (2007). “A conceptual framework for human security.” Praxis, 22: 5–31.

Alkire, S. (2007). “Choosing dimensions: The capability approach and multidimensional poverty.” CPRC Working Paper 88.

Alkire, S. (2007). “Choosing dimensions: The capability approach and multidimensional poverty.” In N. Kakwani and J. Silber (eds.), The Many Dimensions of Poverty. UNDP, Palgrave Macmillan, ch. 6.

Alkire, S. (2007). “Measuring agency: Issues and possibilities.” Indian Journal of Human Development, 1(1): 163–169.

Alkire, S. (2007). “Measuring chronic poverty and capability: Shared conceptual issues.” DRAFT.

Alkire, S. (2007). “Measuring freedoms alongside wellbeing.” In I. Gough and J. A. McGregor (eds.), Wellbeing in Developing Countries: From Theory to Research. Cambridge University Press, ch. 4.

Alkire, S. (2007). “The missing dimensions of poverty data: Introduction to the special issue.” Oxford Development Studies, 35(4): 347-359.

Alkire, S. (2007). “The Missing Dimensions of poverty data: Introduction to the special issue.” OPHI Working Papers 00, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Chen., L. (2007). “Education and public health.” In Human Security in the 21st Century. Tokai University Press.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2007, revised in 2008). “Recuento y medición multidimensional de la pobreza.” OPHI Working Paper 07, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2007, revised in 2009). “Counting and multidimensional poverty measurement.” OPHI Working Paper 07, University of Oxford. Also published in Journal of Public Economics 95(7-8) (2011) 476-487.

Alkire, S. and Foster, J. (2007). “Counting and multidimensional poverty measurement.” OPHI Research in Progress 01a, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. and Ritchie, A. (2007). “Winning ideas: Lessons from free-market economics.” OPHI Working Paper 06, University of Oxford.

Ibrahim, S. and Alkire, S. (2007). “Agency and empowerment: A proposal for internationally comparable indicators.” OPHI Working Papers 04, University of Oxford.

Ibrahim, S. and Alkire, S. (2007). “Agency and empowerment: A proposal for internationally comparable indicators.” Oxford Development Studies: 35(4): 379–403.

Pillai, N. V. and Alkire, S. (2007). ‘Measuring individual agency or empowerment: A study in Kerala.’ MPRA Paper 9289.

2006

Alkire (2006). Comments on K. Basu’s Global Labor Standards and Local Freedoms. DRAFT.

Alkire, S. (2006). “Human development and the capability approach.”

Alkire, S. (2006). “Instrumental freedoms and human capabilities.” DRAFT.

Alkire, S. (2006). “Measuring the freedom aspects of capabilities.” DRAFT.

Alkire, S. (2006). “Notes on the conceptual relationship between the environment and HD.”

Alkire, S. (2006). “Poverty and well-being: A response.”

Alkire, S. (2006). “Public debate and value construction in Sen’s approach.” In A. Kaufman (ed.), Capabilities Equality: Basic Issues and Problems, London: Routledge, ch. 7.

Alkire, S. (2006). “Religion and development.” In D. A. Clark (ed.), The Elgar Companion to Development Studies. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 502-510.

Alkire, S. (2006). “Structural injustice and democratic practice: The trajectory in Sen’s writings.” In S. Deneulin, M. Nebel, and N. Sagovsky (eds.), Transforming Unjust Structures: The Capability Approach, Dordrecht: Springer, ch. 3.

Alkire, S. and Chen, L. (2006). “Medical exceptionalism in international migration: Should doctors and nurses be treated differently?” In: K. Tamas and J. Palme (eds.), Globalizing Migration Regimes. Aldershot: Ashgate, ch. 7.

2005

Alkire , S. (2005). “Multidimensional freedoms.”

Alkire, S. (2005). “Identification and aggregation method.”

Alkire, S. (2005). “Needs and Capabilities.” In S. Reader (ed.), The Philosophy of Need. (Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, 57), Cambridge University Press, 229-252.

Alkire, S. (2005). “Subjective quantitative studies of human agency.” Social Indicators Research, 74(1): 217-260.

Alkire, S. (2005). “Teología y economía.” DRAFT

Alkire, S. (2005). “Why the capability approach?” Journal of Human Development, 6(1): 115-135.

Alkire, S. and Barham, A. (2005). “Supporting the MDGs: A faith-based movement’s story.” Development 48(1): 122-125.

Alkire, S. and Newell, E. (2005). What Can One Person Do? Church Publishing Incorporated.

2004

Alkire, S and Chen, L. (2004). “Global health and moral values.” Lancet 364: 1069-1074.

Alkire, S. (2004). “A vital core that must be treated with the same gravitas as traditional security threats.” Security Dialogue, 35(3): 359–360.

Alkire, S. (2004). “Concepts of human security.” In L. Chen, S. Fukuda-Parr, and E. Seidensticker (eds.), Human Insecurity in a Global World. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp. 15-40.

Alkire, S. (2004). “Culture, poverty and external intervention.” In V. Rao and M. Walton (eds.), Culture and Public Action: A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue on Development Policy. Stanford University Press, ch. 9.

Alkire, S. (2004). “Resourcing gender equality in education: Thinking through rights.” DRAFT.

Alkire, S. (2004). Training Manual: Responding to the Values of the Poor – Connecting Capabilities, Culture and Power.

2003

Alkire, S. (2003). “A conceptual framework for human security.” CRISE Working Paper 02.

Alkire, S. (2003). “Human capabilities and basic education.”

Alkire, S. (2003). “From the inside out: Religion and rights-based approaches to reproductive health.” Background paper for UNFPA-Aspen Institute retreat, November 19-21, 2003.

2002

Alkire, S. (2002). Valuing Freedoms: Sen’s Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction. Oxford University Press.

Alkire, S. (2002). “Dimensions of human development.” World Development, 30(2): 181-205.

Alkire, S. (2002). “Global citizenship and common values.” In N. Dower and J. Williams (eds.), Global Citizenship: A Critical Reader. Edinburgh University Press, ch. 13.

Alkire, S. and Deneulin, S. (2002). “Individual motivation, its nature, determinants and consequences for within group behaviour.” In J. Heyer, F. Stewart, and R. Thorp (eds.), Group Behaviour and Development: Is the Market Destroying Cooperation?. (WIDER Studies in Development Economics.) Oxford University Press, pp. 51-75.

Dongier, P., Van Domelen, J., Ostrom, E., Rizvi, A., Wakeman, W., Bebbington, A., Alkire, S., Esmail, T., and Polski, M. (2002). “Community-driven development.” In J. Klugman (ed.) A Sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies. Volume 1: Core Techniques and Cross-Cutting Issues. World Bank, Washington D.C., ch. 9.

2001

Alkire, S. (2001). “Dimensions of human development.” Online version, The World Bank.

Alkire, S. (2001). “Identifying capabilities: Nussbaum’s central human capabilities and Finnis’ basic human values.”

Alkire, S. (2001). “Operationalizing Sen’s capability approach.” D.Phil. Thesis. Faculty of Social Studies, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S. (2001). “The basic dimensions of human flourishing: A comparison of accounts.” In: N. Biggar and R. Black (eds.), The Revival of Natural Law. Aldershot: Ashgate, 73–110. Link.

Alkire, S. (2001). “When responsibilities conflict: A natural law analysis of debt forgiveness, poverty reduction, and economic stability.” Studies in Christian Ethics, 14(1): 65–80.

2000

Alkire, S. (2000). “Basic dimensions of human flourishing: A comparison of accounts.” In N. Biggar and R. Black (eds.), The Revival of Natural Law. Aldershot: Ashgate, ch. 3.

Alkire, S. (2000). “Capabilities and benefits.”

Alkire, S. (2000). “Cultural aspects of policy interventions for external agencies addressing poverty (such as the World Bank and other international organizations).”

1998

Alkire, S. (1998). “Operationalizing Sen’s capability approach.” D.Phil. Thesis. Faculty of Social Studies, University of Oxford.

1997

Alkire, S. and Black, R. (1997). “A practical reasoning theory of development ethics: Furthering the capabilities approach.” Journal of International Development, 9(2): 263-279.

1994

Alkire, S., Black, R., Clough, D., and Gregory, E. (1994). “This unemployment: Disaster or opportunity?” Theology 97(780): 402-413.

Alkire, S. (1994). The Concept of Poverty Alleviation in the World Bank: A Theological Analysis. MPhil thesis in Theology. University of Oxford.

1992

Alkire, S., Sofranko, A., and Khan, A. (1992). “Farmers’ Access to Information and its Impact on Technology Adoption in NWFP, Pakistan.” Journal of Rural Development and Administration, 24(4): 9–24.

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