2010 Summer School on Multidimensional Poverty in Jordan

HDCA Summer School on Capability and Multidimensional Poverty

11 September- 20 September 2010, Amman, Jordan

Co-organized by OPHI and Human Development and Capability Association

Taught by: Sabina Alkire (Director, OPHI) and OPHI Researchers.

Course purpose: to provide a thorough conceptual and technical introduction to current literature and techniques of measuring and comparing capabilities, drawing on various techniques of multidimensional measurement and of statistical analysis.


  1. Unidimensional Measurement and Dominance
  2. Introduction to Stat Matrices, Loops and Other Basics
  3. Introduction to the Capability Approach
  4. Why Multidimensional Poverty Measures?
  5. Normative Issues in Multidimensional Poverty Measurement
  6. Principal components Analysis and Factor Analysis
  7. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement
  8. Issues in the Analysis of Alkire-Foster Measure (Section I,II and III)
  9. Missing Dimensions
  10. Inequality and HDI
  11. Multidimensional Dominance