TEDx Talks - Three Ways to Turn a Corner on Poverty

28 June 2021
OPHI in the media

In her talk, Sabina Alkire discusses three ways to turn a corner on poverty. 

Despite all the scientific and technological progress we have made in recent years, the pandemic sharply increased acute poverty. Sabina’s talk explores the multidimensional ‘deprivation loads’ poor people carry, and argues that in the aftermath of the pandemic it is possible to join forces and create an historic inflection point towards ending acute poverty in all its dimensions.

Sabina Alkire directs the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). She is the Associate Professor of Development Studies in the Oxford Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, welfare economics, the capability approach, the measurement of freedoms and human development. From 2015–16, Sabina was Oliver T Carr Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics at George Washington University. Previously, she worked at the Global Equity Initiative at Harvard University, the Human Security Commission, and the World Bank’s Poverty and Culture Learning and Research Initiative. She holds a DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford. 

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx