James Foster discusses multidimensional poverty in video interview

OPHI Research Associate James Foster has participated in a video interview about multidimensional poverty, filmed by United Nations University – World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), which is now available to view.

During the 15 minute interview, Foster – who is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University – discusses the importance of moving beyond income-only measures to capture the multidimensional aspects of poverty.

Foster also explains how and why the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) was created, and its importance in providing an alternative way of looking at poverty. He also discusses inclusive growth and the field of development economics.

To watch the video interview, please click here.