Now available: Chapter nine of OPHI’s book on Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis

Chapter nine of OPHI’s forthcoming book, ‘Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis’, is now available to download as a working paper.

The book provides an in-depth account of multidimensional poverty comparison methodologies, with a particular focus on the Alkire Foster method. It is aimed at graduate students in quantitative social sciences, researchers of poverty measurement, and technical staff in governments and international agencies.

Chapter nine of the book looks at how the methodological tool-kit for multidimensional poverty measurement presented in chapter five can be extended in order to understand inequality among the poor and changes in poverty over time.

‘Multidimensional Poverty Measurement & Analysis’, by Sabina Alkire, James Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, José  Manuel Roche and Paola Ballon, will be published in hardcopy in June 2015 and can be pre-ordered from Oxford University Press.

Read chapter nine

Chapter nine is available to download as OPHI working paper number 90: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 9 – Distribution and Dynamics. It will also be published electronically on the book website,, in early 2015.

Further information

Chapters one – three of the book have been published online and are also available to download as an OPHI working paper.

Chapters four – eight are available to download as OPHI working papers and will be published electronically in early 2015.

Electronic versions of all chapters will be made available on ahead of hardcopy publication, along with related study and teaching resources.

Find out more about the book.