Monica Pinilla-Roncancio

Dr Monica Pinilla-Roncancio

Job title: Researcher


Monica is a Researcher at OPHI. She has worked at OPHI since 2014 and was formerly a Director of Outreach leading the OPHI team in supporting governments in building national multidimensional poverty indices in Latin America, East Asia, Africa and the Middle East. 

From 2016 to 2018 she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Universidad de los Andes and remains there as an Assistant Professor. She is a trained Physiotherapist. 

Research interests

Disability; multidimensional poverty; inequality; health economics.


PhD in Social Policy, University of Birmingham

MA in Economics, Universidad del Rosario

MA in Health Economics, Policy and Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Selected publications

Pinilla-Roncancio, M. and Alkire, S. (2020) ‘How Poor Are People with Disabilities? Evidence based on the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index’. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, doi: 10.1177/1044207320919942. 

Carreo, A. et al. (2019). ‘Child vs. Household MPIs in Colombia: Do they Identify the Same Children as Multidimensionally Poor?’ Child Indicators Research, vol. 13, pp. 777–799.