A new international measure of poverty – the Multidimensional Poverty Index – that OPHI recently launched with the United Nations Development Programme Human Development Report is featured in the Briefing Section: World’s 10 Essential Stories of TIME Magazine this week.
TIME Magazine’s Briefing section, P 8, 26/7/2010:
“4. India: New Poverty Index unveiled.
The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, in conjunction with the UN has revealed a new measure of global poverty, which concludes that eight Indian states acount for more poor people than the 26 poorest African nations combined. The Multidimensional Poverty Index assesses a ‘range of deprivations that a household may suffer’, including a lack of education, health care and empowerment.”