OPHI will hold a workshop on multidimensional poverty measures at the 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, which takes place in New Delhi from 16-19 October.
A brief, example-packed presentation by OPHI Director Sabina Alkire will illustrate OPHI’s multidimensional measurement methodology, using examples such as the international Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), which has featured in UNDP’s Human Development Report since 2010; national measures that have been implemented by countries including Colombia and Mexico; and subnational initiatives in progress. The workshop will also tackle common questions such as how to tailor the MPI to different contexts, how to select and test weights, what survey and technical skills are required, and the methodology’s relevance to post-2015 discussions.
Alkire will be a panelist in the workshop ‘Reducing Inequalities and Poverty’ on the main programme of the forum, which this year has the theme ‘Measuring Well-Being for Development and Policy Making’. OPHI will also have a booth in the exhibition hall.