Blog: Statisticians as Global Change Makers

With the Sustainable Development Goals due to be adopted by the UN in September, a new blog post by OPHI’s John Hammock looks at the integral role that statisticians will play in measuring their success over the next 15 years.

In particular, the blog discusses how statisticians might tackle the issue of measuring multidimensional poverty, a concept that has gained increasing recognition in recent years, emphasising that poverty is not just about income but encompasses many overlapping disadvantages that poor people can experience simultaneously – including, for example, health, education and living standards. It draws attention to the growing number of countries that have launched or are in the process of developing official national measures of multidimensional poverty.

John Hammock is Co-Founder and Director of Outreach at OPHI.

Read the full blog post

Statisticians as Global Change Makers‘ was published in Debating Development, a blog from the University of Oxford’s Department of International Development, on 9 April 2015.

The blog was also published in Spanish in Blog Humanum.