Read online: Chapter five of OPHI’s book on multidimensional poverty measurement now available

The fifth chapter of OPHI’s forthcoming book, ‘Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis’, is now available to download as a working paper.

The book provides an in-depth account of multidimensional poverty comparison methodologies, with a particular focus on the Alkire Foster method. It is aimed at graduate students in quantitative social sciences, researchers of poverty measurement, and technical staff in governments and international agencies.

Chapter five of the book gives a systematic overview of the Alkire-Foster multidimensional measurement methodology, with an emphasis on the Adjusted Headcount Ratio.

‘Multidimensional Poverty Measurement & Analysis’, by Sabina Alkire, James Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, José  Manuel Roche and Paola Ballon, will be published in hardcopy in June 2015 and can be pre-ordered from Oxford University Press.

Read chapter five

Chapter five is available to download as OPHI working paper number 86: Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 5 – The Alkire-Foster Counting Methodology. It will also be published electronically on the book website,, in early 2015.

Further information

Chapter one of the book has been published online and is also available to download as an OPHI working paper.

Chapters two – five are available to download as OPHI working papers and will be published electronically in early 2015.

Electronic versions of all chapters will be made available on ahead of hardcopy publication, along with related study and teaching resources.

Find out more about the book.