OPHI researchers present at Children of the Andes workshop on ‘Rethinking Poverty’

OPHI researchers José Manuel Roche and Yadira Díaz spoke at a forum entitled ‘Rethinking Poverty: Experiences from Colombia – How can a new approach to measuring poverty improve attempts to combat poverty in Colombia?’ on 6 November.

Among other things, the workshop discussed how OPHI’s Alkire Foster method was adapted by the Colombian government to create a new, national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for Colombia, and how this example can help other countries produce a more nuanced picture of poverty and deprivation and, as a result, design better poverty reduction strategies.

Organised by the charity Children of the Andes together with University College London’s Development Planning Unit and the UCL Institute of the Americas, the workshop was held at UCL in London. See pictures from the event.