OPHI team members Sabina Alkire, Suman Seth, José Manuel Roche and Mauricio Apablaza presented a number of new papers at this year’s Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) Conference, in The Hague, Netherlands from 5-8 September 2011. The theme of this year’s conference was “Innovation, Development & Human Capabilities”. Papers presented by OPHI team members this year included:
- Child Poverty Measurement in Bangladesh: Improving upon existing measures, presented by José Manuel Roche
- Multidimensional Poverty Index: An in-depth analysis of the new country results, changes over time and geographical and ethnical decompositions, presented by Sabina Alkire and José Manuel Roche (with Maria Emma Santos)
- Measuring the dynamics of multiple deprivations among children: the cases of Andhra Pradesh, Ethiopia, Peru and Vietnam, presented by Mauricio Apablaza (with Gaston Yalonetzky)
- Standardization, Aggregation, and Redundancy of Composition, Suman Seth
Colleagues from the Government of Colombia, including Roberto Angulo, meanwhile, also presented their new Multidimensional Poverty Index- Colombia, an innovation using a multidimensional poverty measure developed by OPHI.
Immediately before the conference, OPHI ran its annual Summer School, a two-week technical training course in conjunction with HDCA, which this year took place in the University of Technology, Delft, Nethelands. Full HDCA Conference Programme 2011.