Multidimensional Poverty Index Interviews

One month before the MPI was launched, OPHI held a research workshop with leading academics working on poverty measurement issues. OPHI’s Sabina Alkire and Maria Emma Santos presented the draft MPI results, which were thoroughly scrutinized and discussed by the group. OPHI received many useful comments which aided in the final release of the measure. The interviews below capture some of the participants’ comments on 15 June 2010.

Sir Tony Atkinson, Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

François Bourguinon, Professor of Economics at the EHESS (advanced school in Social Sciences) and  Director of the Paris School of Economics

Brian Nolan, Professor of Public Policy at the School of Applied Social Science, University College Dublin

Conchita D’Ambrosio, Associate Professor of Economics at Università di Milano-Bicocca

Stephen Klasen, Professor of Development Economics  at the University of Göttingen