Constructing a Multidimensional Poverty Measure

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OPHI Briefing 18

Multidimensional poverty measures complement traditional one-dimensional indices such as income measures. The Alkire Foster method can be used to create global and national multidimensional poverty measures with context specific dimensions and indicators. It provides policymakers with powerful tools for poverty monitoring and policy design.

Author: Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

Year: 2013

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