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OPHI announces Amartya Sen lecture on 6 June
OPHI is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Distinguished Public Lecture by our advisor Amartya Sen,
Nobel laureate in Economics and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. The lecture, on the subject ‘Discovery of Women’, will be given at 5pm on 6 June in Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre, and will be chaired by the Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of Oxford University. The lecture is free and open to the public, although you will be wise to come early to get a seat.
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OPHI Director Sabina Alkire and Research Associate Andy Sumner have written a brief proposing the consideration of a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2.0 for the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals. The brief suggests that a headline MPI could provide an eye-catching and intuitive overview measure, with easily understood and consistent details on its component indicators. An MPI 2.0 could be formed from a ‘voices of the poor’ type participatory exercise, and would complement a $1.25/day measure by showing how people are poor (what disadvantages they experience); in which regions or ethnic groups they are poor; and the inequalities between those living in poverty. It would also add value for policymakers, providing political incentives to reduce poverty by reflecting changes swiftly. Read the brief.
OPHI is organising an intensive training course on multidimensional poverty analysis that will be taught in Spanish in Managua, Nicaragua, from 30 August - 7 September 2013. The course, which will be hosted at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), will be led by the Researchers and Director of OPHI, and will provide a thorough conceptual and technical introduction to techniques of measuring multidimensional poverty, with a strong emphasis on the Alkire Foster method. Applications are now being accepted. Find out more. En Español
The Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), a groundbreaking tool to measure the empowerment, agency and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector, is celebrating its first anniversary. Find out how the WEAI is being used and what difference it has made here.
Applications for our Summer School on Multidimensional Poverty Analysis have now closed
. Summer school will be held this year at George Washington University's IIEP in Washington DC, USA, from 8-19 July. Led by OPHI's Director and Research Officers, the purpose of the intensive Summer School is to provide a thorough conceptual and technical introduction to some techniques of measuring multidimensional poverty, with a strong emphasis on the Alkire Foster method. Find out more.