Dr Monica Pinilla-Roncancio



Monica is a Researcher at OPHI. She has worked at OPHI since 2014 and was formerly a Director of Outreach leading the OPHI team in supporting governments in building national multidimensional poverty indices in Latin America, East Asia, Africa and the Middle East. 

From 2016 to 2018 she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Universidad de los Andes and remains there as an Assistant Professor. She is a trained Physiotherapist. 

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  • Education

    PhD in Social Policy, University of Birmingham

    MA in Economics, Universidad del Rosario

    MA in Health Economics, Policy and Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

  • Research interests

    Disability; multidimensional poverty; inequality; health economics.

  • Selected Publications

    Ferreira, L.Z., Wehrmeister, F.C., Dirksen, J., Vidaletti, L.P., Pinilla-Roncancio, M., Kirkby, K., Ricardo LI, Barros A.J., Hosseinpoor, A.R. 'A composite index; socioeconomic deprivation and coverage of reproductive and maternal health interventions', Bull World Health Organ. 2024 Feb 1;102(2):105-116. doi: 10.2471/BLT.23.290866. 

    Pinilla-Roncancio, M. and Alkire, S. (2020) ‘How Poor Are People with Disabilities? Evidence based on the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index’. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, doi: 10.1177/1044207320919942

    Carreo, A. et al. (2019). ‘Child vs. Household MPIs in Colombia: Do they Identify the Same Children as Multidimensionally Poor?’ Child Indicators Research, vol. 13, pp. 777–799.