New E-Chapter on Measuring Poverty Available ~ Free

A non-technical, policy oriented summary of the Alkire and Foster method for measuring multidimensional poverty is now available to download as an e-chapter (AF measure) on measuring poverty. The chapter, entitled ‘Counting and Multidimensional Poverty’ forms part of a new book ‘The Poorest and The Hungry’ published by the International Food Policy Research Institute, aimed at practitioners and researchers. The chapter explains why multidimensional measures are needed, the problem of complex poverty measures and goes on to describe the Alkire Foster measure, how to apply it, its properties and uses.