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2021 – Summer School

OPHI Summer School 2021: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis

Organised by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, held from 9th to 21st August 2021.

*** This year, the OPHI Summer School was organised online. ***

The Summer School was aimed at those who were working on, or actively interested in gaining skills in multidimensional poverty measurement, particularly professional staff of national offices of statistics and government ministries that deal with poverty reduction, professionals from international development institutions, academics, and doctoral students. The Summer School was led by OPHI Director Sabina Alkire and the OPHI team, including researchers and academics with extensive experience of developing Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs), and policy evaluation.

The purpose of this intensive Summer School was to provide a technical introduction, to multidimensional poverty measurement using the Alkire-Foster method, and to share examples of its practical applications. Upon completing the course, students had gained the skills required to construct and analyse a multidimensional poverty measure and to describe its policy relevance and usefulness for analytical purposes. Drawing on Amartya Sen’s capability approach and empirical examples of national and global Multidimensional Poverty Indices, the conceptual and empirical motivation for measuring multidimensional poverty was presented, as well as the full suite of measurement tools.

The following topics was covered:

■      Unidimensional poverty measures;
■      Multidimensional poverty measures and methodologies;
■      The Alkire-Foster methodology of multidimensional poverty measurement;
■      Measurement design – purpose, unit of measure, dimensions, indicators, cut-offs and weights;
■      Estimation of multidimensional poverty and interpretation of the results;
■      Subgroup decomposition and dimensional break-down;
■      Multidimensional poverty changes over time;
■      Interpretation and analysis of multidimensional poverty.

Course format

The Summer School consisted of two weeks of instruction and working group sessions, taught in English. Each participant needed access to a computer or laptop with Stata, and a stable and good internet connection to be part of the programme. Throughout the Summer School, participants were actively involved in discussions worked through problem sets in small groups (5 participants). They had the opportunity to attend live lectures and Q&A sessions with OPHI director Sabina Alkire, Professor James Foster, and OPHI researchers.

Dates and location

The course ran from Monday 9th August 2021 to Saturday 21st August 2021, online. Live lectures and working groups took place from Monday to Saturday, between 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm (BST).

We also offered a non-compulsory exam. Passing the exam provided a course certificate acknowledging participation and completion of the OPHI Summer School.

Costs

The course fees were as follows:
£600 GBP (students and developing country researchers)
£1,400 GBP (developing country professionals)
£2,000 GBP (developed country professionals)

In addition, participants needed to purchase their own Stata licence if they do not already have access to it.

Course Application Information
AudienceThe Summer School was aimed at those who are working on, or actively interested in gaining skills in, multidimensional poverty measurement, particularly professional staff of national offices of statistics and government ministries that deal with poverty reduction, professionals from international development institutions, academics, and doctoral students. Applicants who were currently pursuing work on measurement were also welcome. Other applicants having a demonstrated research interest in empirical analysis in these topics were considered on the basis of their experience and our capacity.
Prerequisites A demonstrable knowledge of Stata was an essential pre-requisite for attending the course. This was assessed as part of the application process. In addition, every participant needed to have Stata installed on their laptop. The software was not be provided by the Summer School.
A strong knowledge in quantitative methods and a strong interest in poverty measurement and analysis were highly desirable.
The Summer School was delivered through English so a high level of English language ability was necessary.
The Summer School was delivered online via Canvas and Zoom. Participants needed the following internet and system requirements to run these platforms:
Canvas system requirements
Zoom system requirements
Internet speed test
Financial SupportLimited financial support was available. Competition for any financial support was very strong. However, well-qualified and committed applicants with financial needs were strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants were also highly encouraged to seek support from their local governments and institutions. We were happy to provide support letters for these funding applications to accepted candidates.
Application FormTo apply, this online application form was completed, which required you to submit a current curriculum vitae, sample Stata .do file, and a sample of written work. The application deadline for the Summer School 2020 was 30 June 2021. The application process was competitive and slots were limited; applicants were evaluated on the basis of the information provided in their application.
Questions?More information at ophi-summerschool@qeh.ox.ac.uk
In the week following OPHI’s 2021 Summer School, we offered OPHI’s inaugural Executive Education Leaders Programme: Using the MPI as a Policy Tool. This five-day online course  provided top-level policymakers experience and evidence-based insights into how to use a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) to guide successful poverty reduction. Through lectures, panels, and working groups, conducted by senior expert practitioners, the course leveraged candid discussions and high-level networking with fellow policymakers from around the world to share the successes and challenges of leading multidimensional poverty reduction.  

Executive Education Archive – 2021

Leaders Programme: Using the MPI as a Policy Tool

August 23–27, 2021, from 13:30 to 16:30 BST | Online

To turn a corner on poverty, commitments at the highest levels are essential.
Sabina Alkire, Director of OPHI & Juan Manuel Santos, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Former President of Colombia – Project Syndicate, July 29, 2020

This inaugural OPHI Executive Education Programme focuses on providing senior government officials and high-level policymakers with practical knowledge and direct access to the world’s leading experts on multidimensional poverty reduction, to deepen their understanding of the MPI as a policy tool and many of its potential uses, as well as their driving strategies. 

Through 15 hours of interactive lectures, workshops, conversations with global leaders, and practitioners’ panels, the 5-day programme will leverage open discussions and high-level networking with fellow policy makers from around the world. Discussions will be guided by practical cases that require analysis and presenting solutions to real-world problems. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with leading experts during office hours outside the programme schedule to discuss topics of mutual interest. 

Learning objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Confidently interpret and communicate MPI results
  • Set policy goals and lead strategies for poverty reduction
  • Coordinate multisectoral teams using the MPI as a tool for:
    – Planning, targeting, and budgeting
    – Strengthening governance
    – Reporting on SDG target 1.2 and other international/national goals
    – Responding to and recovering from the pandemic and other crises
  • Use the MPI as a tool to bridge technical and political efforts to accelerate poverty reduction
  • Share experiences from and with high level peers across the world  

Special guests, lecturers and facilitators

We are delighted to be joined by:

  • Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia 2010–2018; Nobel Peace Laureate; OPHI Visiting Professor
  • Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of Bhutan 2013–2018; Politician, environmentalist and cultural advocate
  • Sabina Alkire, Director of OPHI; Co-author of the Alkire-Foster method
  • James Foster, Co-director of the Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington University; Co-author of the Alkire-Foster method
  • Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator 
  • Gabriel Ferrero, Ambassador at Large for Global Food Security; Former Director General Sustainable Development Policies
  • Ana Helena Chacón, Ambassador of Costa Rica in Spain; Vice President of Costa Rica 2014–2018
  • Margarita Cedeño, Vice-President of the Dominican Republic 2012–2020, FAO Goodwill Ambassador
  • Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, Head of the Oxford Department of International Development; Specialist on political economy in Latin America
  • Luis Felipe López-Calva, UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean; UN Assistant Secretary General
  • Pali Lehohla, Statistician General of South Africa, 2000–2017; OPHI ExEd Advisor
  • Michelle Muschett, OPHI Senior Policy Lead and ExEd Director; Former Minister of Social Development of Panama
  • John Hammock, OPHI Co-founder
  • Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Director of the MPPN; Executive Secretary of CONEVAL Mexico 2005–2018
  • Abdul Alim, Former Regional Advisor for Social Policy, UNICEF South Asia; Deputy Representative UNICEF Turkmenistan and Philippines 2006–2015
  • Xiaolin Wang, Member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the Leading Group on Poverty Alleviation and Development of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China
  • Roberto Angulo, Co-author of Colombia’s MPI; OPHI ExEd Advisor and Special Contributor to Content Development

Eligibility 

The Leaders Programme is aimed at senior professionals with a strong interest in multidimensional poverty and a capacity for influencing public policy priorities at an international, national, subnational, and institutional levels. This includes decision makers in the highest levels of a ministry, secretariat, agency, commission, or multilateral organization, in roles such as minister, deputy minister, permanent secretary, director general, secretary general, executive director, department head, or equivalent.

The programme will be delivered in English, via Canvas and Zoom. Please see below the system requirements to run these platforms:

Canvas system requirements
Zoom system requirements

Programme fee

 £1,500

The first cohort of the programme will receive a special rate of 1,500 GBP per person that considers the context of COVID-19 and financial constraints for countries and institutions.

The programme fee covers registration and programme tuition, all academic materials, continuous support throughout the programme, and upon successful completion, a digital Certificate of Completion from OPHI and Oxford’s Department of International Development.

Limited financial support will be available.

Application details

The application deadline for the Leaders Programme 2021 is 30 July 2021. Slots are limited and applicants will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided in their application.

OPHI Executive Education focuses on the policy uses of the MPI and implementation of the measure. Those wishing to delve deeper into the technical side of measurement and learn how to construct and analyse the MPI are invited to apply for the OPHI Summer School.

For questions or further information, please contact us: ophi-exed@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Seminar Series 2021 – Archive

Michaelmas Term 2021

Series organisers: Dr Sabina Alkire (University of Oxford) Professor James Foster (Georges Washington University) Pedro Conceição (UNDP HDRO)

UNDP HDRO & OPHI authors
11 Oct: Unmasking Disparities: Ethnicity, Race and Gender’
This event will also take place in person in Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TB. Please note that due to the current events regulations, only members of the University of Oxford will be allowed to attend the event in person. Others will be able to participate online.

Dr Sabina Alkire, OPHI
18 Oct, ‘On Data Availability for Assessing Monetary and Multidimensional Poverty
This event will also take place in person in Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TB. Please note that due to the current events regulations, only members of the University of Oxford will be allowed to attend the event in person. Others will be able to participate online.

Professor James Foster, GWU
25 Oct, ‘Measuring the Statistical Capacity of Nations

Dr Liyousew Borga, Luxembourg, Dr Conchita D’Ambrosio, Luxembourg
8 Nov, ‘Social Protection and Multidimensional Poverty’

Dr Nicolai Suppa, CED
15 Nov, ‘On Track or Not? Projecting the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index

Dr Neeti Pokhriyal, Dartmouth, Dr Damien Christophe Jacques, Louvain, Various Speakers
22 Nov, ‘Predicting and Mapping MPI using Geospatial and Combined Disparate Data Sources

Dr Matthew Robson, York
29 Nov, ‘Distributional Impacts of Cash Transfers on the Multidimensional Poverty of Refugees: The ESSN programme in Turkey

Hilary Term 2021

These seminars were organised jointly with the Institute for International Economic Policy at George Washington University and the UNDP Human Development Report Office. They will be hosted by Professor James Foster, GWU.

Series organisers: Dr Sabina Alkire (University of Oxford) Professor James Foster (Georges Washington University) Pedro Conceição (UNDP HDRO)

Dr Nicolai Suppa, CED, OPHI
18 January: ‘Sensitivity analyses in poverty measurement: The case of the global Multidimensional Poverty Index’.

Professor Sabina Alkire, OPHI
25 Jan: ‘Changes over time in the global Multidimensional Poverty Index’.

Dr Elina Scheja, Sida
1 Feb: ‘Moderate internationally comparable MPI’.

Mr Jakob Dirksen, OPHI
8 Feb: ‘Multidimensional poverty indices and children: Four measurement strategies’.

Dr Cecilia Calderon, UNDP HDRO
15 Feb: ‘Multidimensional Deprivation Index: an experimental measure for European developed countries’.

Dr Rizwan Ul Haq, PIDE
22 Feb: ‘Analysing individual deprivations alongside household poverty: Possibilities for gendered, intrahousehold, and multidimensional analyses’.

Dr Maria Emma Santos, CONICET, OPHI
1 Mar: ‘Inequality among the multidimensionally poor in over 100 countries’.

Dr Suman Seth, University of Leeds, OPHI
8 Mar: ‘Growth elasticity of multidimensional poverty in India between 2005/06 and 2015/16’

Seminar Series 2020 – Archive

Michaelmas Term 2020

The following seminars will be given at 1pm on Fridays and will take place online. Details and registration on talks.ox.ac.uk
Convenors: Dr Ricardo Nogales, Dr Hector Moreno

Prof Sabina Alkire, OPHI
Dr Usha Kanagaratnam, OPHI
16 Oct: ‘A journey of acute poverty: the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)’
Download the Powerpoint presentation ‘A journey of acute poverty’
Download the video from this page or watch it at OPHI YouTube

Dr Ebelechukwu Maduekwe, Technical University of Munich
23 Oct: ‘Measuring human recognition for women in Malawi using the Alkire-Foster method of multidimensional poverty counting’
Download the video from this page or watch it at OPHI YouTube

Dr Mónica Pinilla-Roncancio, Universidad de Los Andes and OPHI
Dr Paul Rodriguez, Universidad del Rosario
30 Oct: ‘Catastrophic payments and multidimensional poverty: A longitudinal analysis’
Download the video from this page or watch it at OPHI YouTube

Mr Richard Freund, Young Lives
6 Nov: ‘Construction of an internationally comparable Child Multidimensional Poverty Index’
Download the video from this page or watch it at OPHI YouTube

Dr María Emma Santos, Universidad Nacional del Sur, CONICET and OPHI
13 Nov: ‘Poor households or poor individuals? The issue of the unit of identification when designing an MPI’
(There is no video of this seminar)

Dr Frank Vollmer, OPHI
Dr Piero Conforti, FAO
Dr José A. Rosero Moncayo, WB
20 Nov: ‘Measuring rural poverty with a multidimensional approach: conceptual framework and empirical results’
Download the video from this page or watch it at OPHI YouTube

Dr Gastón Yalonetzky, University of Leeds and OPHI
27 Nov: ‘Endogenous weights and multidimensional poverty: A cautionary tale’
Download the video from this page or watch it at OPHI YouTube

Prof Sabina Alkire, OPHI
Miss Fanni Kovesdi, OPHI
4 Dec: ‘A bird’s eye view of well-being: Exploring a multidimensional measure for the UK’
Download the video from this page or watch it at OPHI YouTube

Hilary Term 2020

1pm–2pm, Seminar Room 2
All welcome.

24 January: Dr Benoît Decerf, University of Namur
Too young to die: Deprivation measures combining poverty and premature mortality

07 February: Ms Putu Natih, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford
Building a composite Multidimensional Poverty Index using Delphi dimensions, indicators and weights

14 February: Professor Kirsten Sehnbruch, London School of Economics and Dr Mauricio Apablaza, Universidad del Desarrollo
The quality of employment (QoE) in nine Latin American countries: A multidimensional perspective

21 February: Professor James Foster, George Washington University
Unidimensional underpinnings of multidimensional counting measures

28 February: Dr Hector Moreno, OPHI
On synthetic income panels

06 March: Dr Laurence Roope, Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford
Identifying inequality benchmark incomes

13 March: Dr Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Queen Mary University of London
Robust non-parametric estimation of inequality measures with contaminated data

2017 – Summer School

Organised by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, was held at Sup de Co Marrakech, in Marrakesh, Morocco, 3-15 July 2017.

The purpose of this intensive summer school was to provide a thorough technical and practical introduction to multidimensional poverty measurement with a strong emphasis on the Alkire-Foster method. Upon completing the course, students gained the skills required to construct and analyse an official national multidimensional poverty measure and to describe its policy relevance. Drawing on Amartya Sen’s capability approach and empirical examples of national and global Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs), the conceptual and empirical motivation for measuring multidimensional poverty was presented, as well as the full suite of measurement tools including estimation, dimensional breakdown, disaggregation by population subgroup, standard errors and statistical inference, robustness, communications, policy applications and so on.

The following topics were covered:

  • Unidimensional poverty measures;
  • Methodologies to analyse multidimensional poverty – dashboard, stochastic dominance, information theory, fuzzy set, multiple correspondence analysis, unmet basic needs and counting approaches – and the problems each methodology best solves;
  • The Alkire Foster methodology of multidimensional poverty measurement;
  • Measurement design – purpose, unit of measure, dimensions, indicators, cut-offs and weights;
  • Estimation of multidimensional poverty and interpretation of the results;
  • Subgroup decomposition and mapping;
  • Multidimensional poverty changes over time;
  • Econometric analysis of multidimensional poverty and impact evaluation;
  • Institutions, policies, and communication.

This summer school was co-organised in partnership with the Morocco High Commission for Planning (HCP) as part of pre-conference activities of the ISI World Statistics Congress 2017 held in Marrakech (Morocco) from 16 to 21 July 2017. The summer school applicants were highly encouraged to also apply and participate in the congress. Further information can be found on the conference website.

The summer school was led by OPHI Director Sabina Alkire and the OPHI team including Adriana Conconi, James Foster, John Hammock, Bouba Housseini, Christoph Jindra, Usha Kanagaratnam, Bilal Malaeb, Christian Oldiges, Monica Pinilla, Gisela Robles Aguilar and Nicolai Suppa.

Course Format:

The summer school consisted of 10.5 days of instruction and working group sessions, taught in English (there is potential but not confirmed translation into French). Each participant needed to bring a laptop with Stata to do the problem sets. Throughout the summer school, participants were actively involved in discussions and working through problem sets, and were invited to present their research work and share their experiences.

Dates and Location:

The course ran from Monday 3 July 2017 to Friday 14 July 2017 with a final exam on Saturday 15 July 2017 (non-compulsory).  The summer school was held at Sup de Co Marrakech, in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Costs:

  • $850 USD for all students, and for academic researchers based in developing countries;
  • $2000 USD for professionals based in developing countries; and
  • $4000 USD for professionals based in developed countries.

Course Application Information

AudienceThe summer school is addressed to those who are working on, or actively interested in gaining skills in, multidimensional poverty measurement, particularly professional staff of national offices of statistics and in government ministries that deal with poverty reduction, professionals from international development institutions, academics, and postgraduate students. Applicants who are currently pursuing work on measurement are also welcome. Other applicants having a demonstrated research interest in empirical analysis in these topics will be considered on the basis of their experience and space availability.
Pre-requisites·A demonstrable knowledge of Stata is an essential pre-requisite for attending the course. Every attendant to the summer school will need to have Stata 10 or higher installed in his/her laptop. The software will not be provided by the summer school.·A strong knowledge in quantitative methods (e.g. econometrics, statistics, etc.) and a strong interest in poverty measurement and analysis are highly desirable.
Financial SupportLimited financial support is available. Competition for financial support will be very strong; however, well qualified and committed applicants with financial need are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants are also highly encouraged to seek support from their local governments and institutions. We would be happy to provide support letters for these funding applications to accepted candidates.
Application FormThe application deadline for the 2017 Summer School has passed. Please contact us if you have any questions.
  
Questions?Please write to Rachel Pearson, ophi-summerschool@qeh.ox.ac.uk

2018 Summer School

Organised by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, was held at Oxford Department of International Development, in Oxford, England, 16-27 July 2018.

The purpose of this intensive Summer School was to provide a thorough technical and practical introduction to multidimensional poverty measurement with a strong emphasis on the Alkire-Foster method. After completing the course, students obtained the skills required to construct and analyse an official national multidimensional poverty measure and to describe its policy relevance. Drawing on Amartya Sen’s capability approach and empirical examples of National and Global Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs), the conceptual and empirical motivation for measuring multidimensional poverty were  presented, as well as the full suite of measurement tools including estimation, dimensional breakdown, disaggregation by population subgroup, standard errors and statistical inference, robustness, communications, policy applications, and so on.

The following topics were covered:

  • Unidimensional poverty measures;
  • Methodologies to analyse multidimensional poverty and the problems each methodology best solves;
  • The Alkire-Foster methodology of multidimensional poverty measurement;
  • Measurement design – purpose, unit of measure, dimensions, indicators, cut-offs and weights;
  • Estimation of multidimensional poverty and interpretation of the results;
  • Subgroup decomposition, dimensional break-down and mapping;
  • Multidimensional poverty changes over time;
  • Interpretation and analysis of multidimensional poverty, including impact evaluation;
  • Institutions, policies and communication.

The summer school was led by OPHI Director Sabina Alkire and the OPHI team, including Fedora Carbajal, Mihika Chatterjee, Adriana Conconi, James Foster, Usha Kanagaratnam, Rebeca Kritsch, Bilal Malaeb, Corinne Mitchell, Juliana Milovich, Ricardo Nogales, Christian Oldiges, Monica Pinilla, Nicolai Suppa and Ana Vaz.

2019 – Summer School

27 August 2019 – The 2019 cohort of the OPHI Summer School has completed an intensive two-week training in multidimensional poverty measurement.

The OPHI Summer School is an annual course led by OPHI Director Sabina Alkire and the OPHI team that provides a thorough technical and practical introduction to multidimensional poverty measurement with a strong emphasis on the Alkire-Foster method.

Held in different countries each year, the 2019 Summer School was hosted by CONEVAL at their headquarters in Mexico City. As the first country to develop an official national measure of multidimensional poverty based on the Alkire-Foster method, CONEVAL was a motivating setting for nearly 60 participants representing 23 countries from around the world to come together to develop their skills and gain inspiration. Attendees represented a cross section of the development sector, ranging from professional staff from national offices of statistics and government ministries to researchers and students from academia and international agencies.

During the course, special speakers included: Executive Secretary of CONEVAL, Dr José Nabor Cruz Marcelo; Professor James Foster, the Oliver T Carr Jr Professor of International Affairs at the George Washington University; and Luis Felipe López-Calva, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Latin American and the Caribbean.

Taking participants through Amartya Sen’s capability approach and empirical examples of national and global multidimensional poverty indices were the OPHI team, which included OPHI Director Sabina Alkire, Adriana Conconi, Usha Kanagaratnam, Corinne Mitchell, Ricardo Nogales, Christian Oldiges, Monica Pinilla-Roncancio, and Frank Vollmer. The OPHI team also covered the conceptual and empirical motivation for measuring multidimensional poverty, as well as estimation, dimensional breakdown, disaggregation by population subgroup, standard errors and statistical inference, robustness, communications and policy applications. Supporting the course were Freya Paulucci-Couldrick, Émeline Marcelin and Johanna Andrango.

Following presentations and an exam, participants demonstrated that they had developed the skills required to construct and analyse a multidimensional poverty measure using the Alkire-Foster method, and to describe its policy relevance.

For those interested in applying next year, details will be advertised in the spring.

For those interested in applying next year, details will be advertised in the spring.

Pictures of the sessions are available here and here.

Video summary of the opening session here. Full video here.

Introduction to the Alkire-Foster method by Professor James Foster and Dr Christian Oldiges here.

#OPHISS19

2018 Workshops – Archive

Multidimensional Impact Evaluation Workshop
Start Date: 01 Mar 2018
End Date: 03 Mar 2018
Location: Green Templeton College, Oxford
With: OPHI & Guests

Brief Description: About 30 researchers came together in Oxford in March 2018 to discuss how the Alkire-Foster Method can be used to evaluate the impact of social protection schemes. Organised by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), the Multidimensional Impact … Continue reading Multidimensional Impact Evaluation Workshop

Seminar Series 2017 – Archive

Hilary Term 2017

Monday 16th January
Good governance and multidimensional poverty – A comparative analysis of 71 countries
Dr. Christoph Jindra, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford (joint work with Dr. Ana Vaz, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford)

Monday 23rd January
No seminar this week

Monday 30th January
Incorporating environmental and natural resources within analyses of multidimensional poverty
Dr. Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI, University of Oxford (joint work with Dr. Géraldine Thiry, Université catholique de Louvain)

Monday 6th February
Inequality aversion, self-interest and MPI: A Ugandan lab-in-the-field experiment
Matthew Robson, PhD student, Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York

Monday 13th February
Are zeros distinct? Modelling the determinants of (enforced) deprivation for 14 EU countries
Selçuk Bedük, DPhil student, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

Monday 20th February
Representation of a separable symmetric preorder, with applications to welfare and poverty measurement
Dr. Natalie Quinn, Career Development Fellow in Economics, St John’s College, Oxford

Monday 27th February
Ethnic diversity and multidimensional poverty
Dr. Bilal Malaeb, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford and Dr. Christian Oldiges, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford

Monday 6th March
Title TBA
Dr. Rod Hick, Lecturer in Social Policy, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Michaelmas Term 2017

Monday 9th October
Multidimensional Poverty in Measurement and Policy
Professor John Hammock and Dr Bilal Malaeb, OPHI, University of Oxford

Monday 16th October
Multidimensional Impact Evaluation: The Case of WINGS in Uganda
Dr Bilal Malaeb, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford (Joint work with Eustace Uzor, LSE)

Monday 23rd October
The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and other global indices
Dr Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI, University of Oxford

Monday 30th October
Walls of Glass. Measuring Deprivation in Social Participation
Dr Nicolai Suppa, Research Associate, TU Dortmund

Monday 6th November
Causal claims to wellbeing improvement: the QuIP quest for better impact evaluation
Professor James Copestake, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

Monday 13th November
Chronic or Acute? Preference-Consistent measurement of Poverty over time
Dr Natalie Quinn, Senior Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford

Monday 20th November
Income and Multidimensional Poverty in Indonesia
Dr Usha Kanagaratnam, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford

Monday 27th November
Multidimensional Poverty and Violence
Dr Christian Oldiges, Research Officer, OPHI, University of Oxford

Seminar Series 2019 – Archive

Friday 6 December
Sensitivity analyses in poverty measurement: The case of the global multidimensional poverty index’
With: Dr. Nicolai Suppa

Friday 29 November
The creative wealth of nations
With: Mr. Patrick Kabanda

Friday 22 November
Revisions of the global multidimensional poverty index (MPI): Indicator options and their empirical assessment
With: Dr. Usha Kanagaratnam

Friday 15 November
Relationships between monetary poverty and the global MPI: Joint, separate or correlated distributions?
With: Dr. Matthew Robson

Friday 1 November
The role of inequality in poverty measurement
With: Prof. Sabina Alkire

Friday 25 October
Multidimensional energy poverty: A quasi-experimental approach applied to education
With: Mr. Jeff Pagel

Friday 18 October
The first revision of the global MPI: Empirical insights and robustness
With: Dr. Ricardo Nogales

Monday 4 March
Taking into account gender and intra-household dynamics: Oxfam’s experience of assessing resilience capacities at the household and individual levels
With: Ms Alexia Pretari (Oxfam)

Monday 25 February
In quest of a better life: international labour migration and poverty in rural Bangladesh
With: Dr Ricardo Nogales (OPHI, University of Oxford), Dr Christian Oldiges (OPHI, University of Oxford)

Monday 18 February
How effective are CCT programs in reducing multiple deprivations? Some insights from Philippines’ 4Ps program
With: Dr Suman Seth (University of Leeds Business School)

Monday 11 February
Material deprivation and intra-household allocation across Europe
With: Dr Tania Burchardt (London School of Economics)

Monday 4 February
Child poverty in South Asia
With: Dr Sabina Alkire (OPHI, University of Oxford)

Monday 21 January
Assessing deprivation with ordinal variables: depth sensitivity and poverty aversion
With: Dr Gaston Yalonetzky (University of Leeds, Business School)

Monday 14 January
Women's empowerment in Tunisia: a discrete choice experiment to elicit weights for a multidimensional index
With: Dr Natalie Quinn (OPHI, University of Oxford)