Gaston Yalonetzky will present his paper on ‘A dissimilarity index of multidimensional inequality of opportunity’ at the LCR Economics Seminar Series, at the World Bank, on Tuesday 3 November at 12.30-2pm. He is also presenting “Measuring gender inequality over the missing dimensions of poverty: the case of Chile”, first at the Inter-American Development Bank on Wednesday 4 November at 12-1.30pm, and then at the United Nations Development Programme, on Thursday, 5 November at 12.30-2pm.
James Foster and Maria Emma Santos presented the OPHI methodology for poverty measurement at the XI Hemispheric Meeting of the Poverty and Social Protection Network of the Inter-American Development Bank, held in Washington DC, on 29-30 October 2009. The topic of this meeting was ‘Effective Social Protection Policies and Systems in Crisis Contexts and in Urban Areas’. The methodology was presented not only as a tool for poverty measurement but also as a tool for identifying the beneficiaries of social programs and for measurement in other contexts beyond poverty that are also inherently multidimensional. The meeting was attended by ministers, vice-ministers and secretaries of Social Development Ministries from 23 Latin American countries.