OPHI videos

MOOC Course: Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

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Global MPI 2019 launch

Watch these videos on the global MPI 2019:

Global MPI 2019: Inequality

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Global MPI 2019: MPI facts

Link to the global MPI 2019 video


Past videos of the global MPI

Poverty is expensive:

Global MPI 2018 launch video:

Photos of the global MPI 2018 launch are available here.
Global MPI 2018 infographics are available here.


Global MPI 2017 launch


Multidimensional Poverty in Costa Rica – Ana Helena Chacon

In this series of short videos Vice-President of Costa Rica (2014-2018) Ana Helena Chacón discusses the process of implementing the Multidimensional Poverty Index.

Country Case Studies


United Nations General Assembly Side Events on Multidimensional Poverty

UNGA 2018



‘Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis’ (2015) Launch

Chapter 1 ‘Why Multidimensional Poverty Measures?’ (Sabina Alkire)

Chapter 2 clip 1 ‘Unidimensional Poverty Measurement’ (Suman Seth)

Chapter 2 clip 2 ‘Properties of Multidimensional Poverty’ (Suman Seth)

Chapters 3 and 4 ‘Multidimensional Poverty Measurement Methodologies’ (Sabina Alkire)

Chapter 5 clip 1 ‘Alkire-Foster (AF) Methodology’ (Ana Vaz)

Chapter 5 clip 2 ‘Population Subgroup Decomposition and Dimensional Breakdown’ (Suman Seth)

Chapter 6 ‘Normative Issues in Multidimensional Poverty Measurement’ (Sabina Alkire)

Chapter 7 ‘Data Issues in Multidimensional Poverty Measurement’ (Adriana Conconi and Ana Vaz)

Chapter 8 ‘Robustness Analysis & Statistical Inference’ (Suman Seth and Bouba Housseini)

Chapter 9 clip 1 ‘Multidimensional Poverty Dynamics with Time Series and Panel Data’ (Sabina Alkire and Ana Vaz)

Chapter 9 clip 2 ‘Inequality among the Poor’ (Suman Seth)

2014 Outstanding International Impact Prize from the Economic and Social Research Council


MPPN – Annual Meetings


OPHI Summer Schools


Dynamic Comparison Between Multidimensional Poverty and Monetary Poverty
Research workshop, 21-22 November 2012, Oxford


Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index
28 February 2012


Multidimensional Poverty


OPHI Seminars


Missing Dimensions


OPHI Launch – 2007


Directions for Research in Multidimensional Welfare Economics ~ Chaired by Frances Stewart


Amartya Sen