Dr Ana Vaz

Dr Ana Vaz

Job Title: Researcher
Email:  Please contact ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk


Ana is a Director of Research & Technical Validation at SOPHIA Oxford, a social science spinout of OPHI, which works with businesses to build multidimensional poverty indices (business MPIs) to identify and measure poverty amongst their employees, their contractors, suppliers and supply chains. Based on this information businesses can develop their own solutions to help their employees get out of poverty. 

Her work at OPHI focused on the policy applications of the Alkire-Foster method for multidimensional measurement. Ana previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and at the Catholic University of Portugal.


DPhil and masters degrees in Economics, University of Oxford 

Research Interests

Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics.

Selected Publications

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., and Vaz, A. (2015). ‘Changes Over Time in Multidimensional Poverty: Methodology and Results for 34 Countries.’ OPHI Working Papers 76, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Meinzen-Dick, R., Peterman, A., Quisumbing, A. R., Seymour, G. and Vaz, A. (2013) ‘The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index’, World Development, Vol 52, pp. 71–91.

Vaz, A. (2012). ‘Interpersonal Influence Regarding the Decision to Vote within Mozambican Households’, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Working Paper Series No. 14, University of Oxford.