Research Paper: 21a

An Axiomatic Approach to Identification and Measurement of Multidimensional Poverty

A memo written by Sabina Alkire and James Foster to the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL) in Mexico, demonstrating how CONEVAL’s objectives for a multidimensional poverty index, together with their conception of social dimensions as human rights, shape and justify its weights and identification step.