OPHI Short Courses and Materials
OPHI may be contracted for demand-driven executive education courses, specialized courses for institutions, researcher training modules, undergraduate and graduate course modules, and workshops and conferences. OPHI also offers open registration short courses, including an annual summer school that offers participants a thorough conceptual and technical introduction to current literature and techniques of measuring and comparing capabilities. Materials from previous short courses are available on this website.
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Previous CoursesOPHI-HDCA Intensive Spanish-language Training Course 2013 on Multidimensional Poverty Analysis
Start Date: 30 Aug 2013
End Date: 07 Sep 2013
Location: Managua, Nicaragua
With: OPHI and hosted at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA)
Brief Description: Immediately preceding the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) Annual International Conference in Managua, Nicaragua, OPHI organised an 8-day training course that started on 30 August.
OPHI Summer School on Multidimensional Poverty Analysis 2013 ~ Washington DC, USA
Start Date: 08 Jul 2013
End Date: 19 Jul 2013
Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
With: Organised by OPHI and hosted at the Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP)
Brief Description: The purpose of this intensive summer school was to provide a thorough conceptual and technical introduction to some techniques of measuring multidimensional poverty with a strong emphasis on the Alkire Foster method. Participants revised axiomatic poverty measures, and learned about different techniques of multidimensional poverty measurement and which problems they are best suited to solve. The empirical motivation for measuring multidimensional poverty was presented as well as the conceptual motivation, drawing on Amartya Sen’s capability approach. The summer school was led by the Researchers and Director of OPHI, and included sessions by OPHI Research Associate and Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP) Professor James Foster.
NCRM training course on multidimensional poverty
Start Date: 13 Jun 2013
End Date: 14 Jun 2013
With: OPHI research team
Brief Description: The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) organised a two-day training course, ‘An Introduction to the Alkire Foster Method of Measuring Multidimensional Poverty’, which was run by OPHI’s research team. The course, which was held in Oxford on 13-14 June 2013, aimed to provide a conceptual and technical introduction to current literature and techniques of poverty measurement, with a focus on the implementation of the Alkire Foster counting method. This first course provided an idea of the relevance of multidimensional measurement and the intuition behind a local implementation.