One-dimensional measures miss a lot. No one indicator – such as income – can capture the multiple aspects that constitute poverty, well-being or empowerment.
The Alkire Foster (AF) method of multidimensional measurement developed at OPHI enables robust and better-informed policies to be designed, monitored and evaluated.
Multidimensional poverty measures can be used to create a more comprehensive picture of the deprivations poor people experience.
The AF method is a flexible measure that can be adapted to different contexts and used in several ways.
Read about local, national and international policy applications of the AF method.