OPHI Training Course in Dakar

OPHI, in collaboration with the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) of the Islamic Development Bank, hosted a training course in Multidimensional Poverty Measurement in Dakar, Senegal, from 30 November-6 December, 2015

Course outline (pdf).

The purpose of this intensive training course was to provide a thorough conceptual and technical introduction to some techniques of measuring multidimensional poverty with a strong emphasis on the Alkire Foster method. The empirical motivation for measuring multidimensional poverty was presented as well as the conceptual motivation, drawing on Amartya Sen’s capability approach.

Participants were drawn from some 30 countries; many working in national statistical agencies, relevant ministries, or international organisations.