A new note published by the UK’s Overseas Development Institute brings together the views of leading academics on the future of poverty policy analysis and research. ‘Understanding poverty and wellbeing: a note with implications for research and policy‘ is the fruit of discussions as part of the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) Poverty Analysis Discussion Group. The authors include Sabina Alkire, OPHI Director, John Hammock, OPHI North America Director, and Gaston Yalonetzky, OPHI Research Associate, as well as Jo Boyden, David Hulme, Claire Melamed, Allister McGregor, Diana Mitlin, Andrew Norton, Andrew Shepherd, Frances Stewart and Andy Sumner. Read more:
- Understanding Poverty and Wellbeing – ODI Research Note
- Comments by some of the authors are also available: Andrew Norton, Director of Research, ODI, David Hulme, Executive Director, Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), University of Manchester, Andy Sumner, Research Fellow, IDS and Young Lives, University of Oxford.
The note is intended to contribute to policy debates relating to the assessment of poverty and wellbeing (such as the question of what framework of goals and measures might replace the UN Millennium Development Goals beyond 2015) as well as consideration of future directions for poverty research.