Multidimensional Poverty Measures – Preliminary Explorations, 16 June 2008
Open Dialogue with OPHI, 16 June 2008
This paper contains powerpoints and papers that apply multidimensional poverty measurement in different contexts
Most countries of the world define poverty by income. Yet poor people themselves define their poverty much more broadly—to include lack of education, health, empowerment, employment, personal security and more. Do these differences matter?
OPHI researchers presented results of work in progress on Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, China, India, and Bhutan. In each of these cases, OPHI researchers use existing data to compare income poverty with a new multidimensional poverty measure (Alkire & Foster Working Paper 7) and explore the value added.
Where: Seminar Room 2, Dept of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford
When: June 16th, 2008
10:00-11:00 Session I: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement: Methodology
Brief welcome and overview: Sabina Alkire, OPHI Director
Discussant: Sudhir Anand, Advisor
11:15-12:15 Session II: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement : Applications
Chair : Valpy FitzGerald
China: Jiantuo Yu Presentation
Latin America: Maria Ana Lugo & Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva Presentation
12 :15-1 :00pm Discussion
1:00 pm Informal Lunch