OPHI Summer School 2016

OPHI Summer School
Monday 01st August 2016 - Saturday 13th August 2016
01:00 - 01:00 BST
Beijing, China

The annual OPHI Summer School on Multidimensional Poverty Analysis was held in Beijing, China, from 1-13 August 2016.

The purpose of this intensive summer school was to provide a thorough conceptual and technical introduction to some techniques of measuring multidimensional poverty with a strong emphasis on the Alkire Foster method. Participants revised axiomatic poverty measures, and learned about different techniques of multidimensional poverty measurement and which problems they are best suited to solve. The empirical motivation for measuring multidimensional poverty was presented as well as the conceptual motivation, drawing on Amartya Sen’s capability approach.