A chapter by OPHI Director Sabina Alkire on poverty measurement will appear in OECD’s forthcoming Development Co-operation Report (DCR), titled ‘Development Co-operation Report 2013: Ending Poverty’.
The chapter considers a body of empirical evidence that has documented a surprising lack of linkages between economic growth and a reduction in multidimensional poverty. It then sets out a three-pronged programme for ‘getting to zero’ on multidimensional poverty, which involves improvements in both measurement and data collection.
The Development Co-operation Report (DCR) is the key annual reference document for analysis and statistics on trends in international development co-operation. This year, the DCR will explore what needs to be done to achieve rapid and sustainable progress in the global fight to end poverty.
The report will be released in November 2013 and you will be able to read the chapter here.
In the meantime you can read a blog written by Alkire for the Overseas Development Institute’s Development Progress website, which makes the case for a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2015+, here.