OPHI Research and Policy Briefs

OPHI Research and Policy Briefs are short documents which highlight specific aspects of OPHI’s research or policy work. They are designed to be short introductions to key topics and are often supported by longer articles in the OPHI Working Paper and Research in Progress series.

Please cite these briefings as: Author last name, Initial. (Date) Title. Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Briefing XX.

e.g. Alkire, S. and Santos, M.E. (2010). “Multidimensional Poverty Index.” Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Briefing 01.

Where the Briefings do not have a given author, please cite as: Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Briefing XX (Date).

No.TitleAuthorDownloadYear
55 Multidimensional Poverty across Ethnic Groups: Disaggregating the Global MPISabina Alkire and Fanni Kovesdi2020
54 Multidimensional Poverty and Vulnerability to COVID-19: A Rapid Overview of Disaggregated and Interlinked Vulnerabilities in Sub-Saharan AfricaSabina Alkire, Jakob Dirksen, Ricardo Nogales and Christian Oldiges2020
53 Multidimensional Poverty and COVID-19 Risk Factors: A Rapid Overview of Interlinked Deprivations across 5.7 Billion PeopleSabina Alkire, Jakob Dirksen, Ricardo Nogales and Christian Oldiges2020
52 How to Explain the Measurement of Multidimensional Poverty to the General Public: Workshop for Journalists in Colombia (8 pages)Silvia Botello2020
51 The MPI as a Tool for Achieving Poverty Reduction Goals (8 pages)Andrés Fernández Arauz2019
50 Multidimensional Poverty in Chile: Incorporating the Environment and Social Networks into the MPIThe Ministry of Social Development, Government of Chile2019
49 Defining MPI Dimensions through Participation: The Case of El SalvadorCarolina Moreno2017
48 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017 (2 pages)Sabina Alkire and Gisela Robles2017
47 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017 (16 pages)Sabina Alkire and Gisela Robles2017
46 Children’s Multidimensional Poverty: disaggregating the global MPI (8 pages)Sabina Alkire, Christoph Jindra, Gisela Robles, Ana Vaz2017
45 National Roundtable and Dashboard for Poverty Reduction in Colombia (8 pages)Diego Zavaleta, Roberto Angulo2017
44 CONEVAL: institution-building for multidimensional poverty measurement in MexicoDiego Zavaleta, Carolina Moreno2017
44 Multidimensional Poverty Index – Summer 2017: Brief Methodological Note and ResultsSabina Alkire and Gisela Robles2017
43 Pauvrete multidimensionnelle en Afrique (8 pages)Sabina Alkire, Christoph Jindra, Gisela Robles et Ana Vaz2016
42 Multidimensional Poverty Index – Summer 2016: Brief Methodological Note and ResultsSabina Alkire, Christoph Jindra, Gisela Robles and Ana Vaz2016
41 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2016 (2 pages)Sabina Alkire and Gisela Robles2016
40 Multidimensional Poverty in Africa (8 pages)Sabina Alkire, Christoph Jindra, Gisela Robles and Ana Vaz2016
39 Public Private Partnership: The Multidimensional Poverty Index (13 pages)John Hammock and Jose Aguilar2016
38 Global MPI: 5-year methodological noteSabina Alkire, Adriana Conconi, Gisela Robles, José M. Roche, María Emma Santos, Suman Seth and Ana Vaz2016
37 Poverty Maps (3 pages)Sabina Alkire and Gisela Robles2015
36 MPI – Winter 2015/16: Brief methodological note and resultsSabina Alkire and Gisela Robles2015
35 Destitution: Who and Where are the Poorest of the Poor?Sabina Alkire, Adriana Conconi, Gisela Robles and Ana Vaz2015
34 Exploring Multidimensional Poverty in ChinaSabina Alkire and Yangyang Shen2015
33 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2015 (8 pages)Sabina Alkire, Christoph Jindra, Gisela Robles Aguilar, Suman Seth and Ana Vaz2015
32 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2015 (2 pages)Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)2015
31 Multidimensional Poverty Index – 2015: Brief Methodological Note and ResultsSabina Alkire and Gisela Robles2015
30 Measuring Multidimensional Poverty: Insights from Around the WorldOxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)2015
29 Multidimensional Poverty Index 2015+Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)2015
28 High Visibility: How Disaggregated Metrics Help to Reduce Multidimensional PovertySabina Alkire and Gisela Robles Aguilar2015
27 Multidimensional Poverty Index – Winter 2014/2015: Brief Methodological Note and ResultsSabina Alkire, Adriana Conconi, Gisela Robles and Suman Seth2015
26 Are Children among the Poorest? (5 pages)Ana Vaz2014
25 Inequality among the MPI Poor, and Regional Disparity in Multidimensional Poverty: Levels and TrendsSabina Alkire and Suman Seth2014
24 Poverty in Rural and Urban Areas: Direct Comparisons Using the Global MPI 2014Sabina Alkire, Mihika Chatterjee, Adriana Conconi, Suman Seth and Ana Vaz2014
23 Reducing Multidimensional Poverty and Destitution: Pace and PatternsSabina Alkire and Ana Vaz2014
22 Destitution: Who and Where are the Poorest of the Poor?Sabina Alkire, Mihika Chatterjee, Adriana Conconi, Suman Seth and Ana Vaz2014
21 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014 (8 pages)Sabina Alkire, Mihika Chatterjee, Adriana Conconi, Suman Seth and Ana Vaz2014
20 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014 (2 pages)Sabina Alkire, Adriana Conconi, Suman Seth and Ana Vaz2014
19 Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014: Brief Methodological Note and ResultsSabina Alkire, Adriana Conconi and Suman Seth2014
18 Constructing a Multidimensional Poverty MeasureOxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)2013
17 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2013 (2 pages)Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)2013
16 How Multidimensional Poverty Went Down: Dynamics and ComparisonsSabina Alkire and José Manuel Roche2013
15 Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India 1999-2006: Slower Progress for the Poorest GroupsSabina Alkire and Suman Seth2013
14 Identifying the ‘Bottom Billion’: Beyond National AveragesSabina Alkire, José Manuel Roche and Suman Seth2013
13 Multidimensional Poverty Index 2013 (8 pages)Sabina Alkire, José Manuel Roche and Suman Seth2013
12 Multidimensional Poverty Index 2013: Brief Methodological Note and ResultsSabina Alkire, Adriana Conconi and José Manuel Roche che2013
11 Multidimensional Poverty and the Post-2015 MDGs (4 pages)Sabina Alkire and Andy Sumner2013
10 Least Developed Countries and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (2 pages)Sabina Alkire and Gisela Robles Aguilar2012
09 Measuring Multidimensional Deprivations and Living Conditions Based on Survey DataSabina Alkire2012
08 Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (12 pages)USAID, IFPRI and OPHI2012
07 Multidimensional Poverty Index 2011 (8 pages)Sabina Alkire, José Manuel Roche, Maria Emma Santos and Suman Seth2011
06 Multidimensional Poverty Index 2011 (2 pages)Sabina Alkire, José Manuel Roche, Maria Emma Santos and Suman Seth2011
05 Multidimensional Poverty Index 2011: Brief Methodological NoteSabina Alkire, José Manuel Roche, Maria Emma Santos and Suman Seth2011
04 The Multidimensional Poverty Index and the Millennium Development Goals: Showing Interconnections (3 pages)Sabina Alkire2010
03 Is the Multidimensional Poverty Index Robust to Different Weights? (6 pages)Sabina Alkire, Maria Emma Santos, Suman Seth, Gaston Yalonetzky2010
02 Multidimensional Poverty Index 2010 (2 pages)Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)2010
01 Multidimensional Poverty Index 2010 (8 pages)Sabina Alkire and Maria Emma Santos2010