The Huffington Post has published an article by OPHI Director Sabina Alkire titled ‘To end poverty we need to understand it better‘, in which she argues for a new measure post-2015 that accurately captures poor people’s experiences of poverty.
In the post, Alkire endorses a poverty measure – the MPI2015+ – proposed by the 25 plus countries in the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) at the UN General Assembly this year. Alkire writes, ‘By revealing which deprivations a poor person is experiencing simultaneously, an MPI2015+ helps break apart the silos of poverty reduction interventions and inform more cost-effective, joined-up and better targeted policies.’
You can read the post in full here.
The post was one of a series published by panellists taking part in Intelligence Squared’s ‘Can we really end poverty? A debate on the future of development’, held in London on Thursday 5 December.