Dr José Manuel Roche

Dr Jose Manuel Roche

Job title: Research Associate
Email: Please contact ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk
Social media: @jomroche 


José Manuel is a Research Associate at OPHI, and co-authored Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis published by the Oxford University Press. He has over 20 years of research and policy experience in international development, human development, poverty and inequality analysis, horizon scanning and strategic foresight, while working for civil society organizations, governments, and academia. 

He has held various research and advisory roles for international agencies (including the World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, ECLAC, Asian Development Bank), international NGOs (Save the Children, Care, Oxfam and World Vision) and national governments (Colombia, Venezuela, Egypt, Chile, Brazil, Indonesia, Bhutan and Malaysia). 

He has been a lecturer and taught various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the University of Oxford, University of Sussex and University College of London.


PhD in Sociology, University of Sussex

Research interests

International development; poverty analysis; social inequality; child poverty; human development; and capability approach.

Selected Publications

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., and Vaz, A. (2017). ‘Changes Over Time in Multidimensional Poverty: Methodology and Results for 34 Countries’, World Development, vol. 94, pp. 232–249.

Alkire, S., P. Ballón, J. Foster, J. M. Roche, M. E. Santos, and S. Seth (2015). Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Alkire, S., Roche, J. M., Seth, S., and Sumner, A. (2014). ‘Identifying the Poorest People and Groups: Strategies Using the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index’, Journal of International Development, vol. 27(3), pp. 362–387.

O’Reilly, J., Roche, J.M. and Nazio, T.  (2014) ‘Compromising Conventions: Attitudes to Families and Maternal Employment in Denmark, Poland, Spain and the UK’, Work, Employment and Society, vol. 28(2), pp. 168–188. 

Kite, G., Roche, J.M., and Wise, L. (2014). ‘Leaving No One Behind under the Post-2015 Framework: Incentivising equitable progress through data disaggregation and interim targets’, Development, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 57(3-4), pages 376–387.

Roche, J. M.  (2013). ‘Monitoring progress in child poverty reduction: methodological insights and illustration to the case study of Bangladesh’, Journal of Social Indicators Research, vol. 112(2), pp. 363–390.

Gallo, C. and J. M. Roche (2012). ‘Análisis multidimensional de la pobreza en Venezuela por entidades federales entre 2001 y 2010’, Serie de Documentos N° 131, Caracas: Banco Central de Venezuela.

Gallo, C. and J. M. Roche (2011). ‘Las dimensiones de la pobreza en Venezuela y sus cambios entre 1997 y 2010: propuesta de una medida multidimensional’, Serie de Documentos N° 126, Caracas: Banco Central de Venezuela.

Roche, J. M.  (2008). ‘Monitoring Inequality among Social Groups: A Methodology Combining Fuzzy Set Theory and Principal Component Analysis’, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, vol. 9(3), pp 427–452.