OPHI takes part in human development seminar series at UCA in Nicaragua

OPHI Director Sabina Alkire has given a presentation via Skype to the University of Central America (UCA) in Managua, Nicaragua, on multidimensional aspects of poverty, arguing for a movement beyond measuring poverty using Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and consumption alone. Her talk was covered by the Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa.

Alkire’s speech was given at the invitation of the University of Central America (UCA) as part of its Human Development Series of seminars. This series consists of four lectures in total, given to a wide-ranging audience of students, professors and guests in Managua, on topics related to human development. The lectures are being given in the run-up to the OPHI-HDCA Intensive Spanish-language Training Course 2013 on Multidimensional Poverty Analysis, which will be held in Managua in September.

OPHI Research Associate and Co-Founder John Hammock gave the first lecture in this series on the ‘Ethics of Development’ when he was in Nicaragua earlier this year. James Foster, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and another OPHI Research Associate, gave a seminar via Skype on multidimensional poverty measurement. The final lecture of the series will be given by Jorge Pineda of the UN’s Development Program (UNDP).