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e-Update March 2014 [pdf]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government of the Philippines adopts multidimensional poverty measure
  • Deadlines approaching for OPHI’s Summer School in Oxford, 11-23 August
  • New multidimensional measure of extreme poverty proposed in Chile
  • Caribbean moves forward with multidimensional poverty measure
  • OPHI’s China Mills launches her book on global mental health

EVENTS

  • Lunchtime Seminar Series for Hilary Term – podcasts available online

PUBLICATIONS

  • Alkire and Santos paper on global MPI published online in World Development
  • Measuring Inequality among the Multidimensionally Poor – new working paper by Seth and Alkire
  • Social isolation: A conceptual and measurement proposal – new working paper by Zavaleta, Samuel & Mills
  • Multidimensional Targeting and Evaluation – new working paper by Robano and Smith
  • Young Lives publishes a working paper on ‘Decomposing Multidimensional Poverty Dynamics’ by OPHI’s Apablaza and Yalonetzky
  • Gender Inequality in Multidimensional Welfare Deprivation in West Africa – new working paper by Agbodji, Batana and Ouedraogo
  • A Multidimensional Approach to the Bottom Billion – new Research in Progress paper by Alkire, Roche, Seth and Sumner

BLOGS & MEDIA

  • Sabina Alkire interviewed on Bhutan’s new poverty measure in Kuensel
  • CNN mentions OPHI’s work in its round-up of stories of note in 2013
  • Sabina Alkire discusses multidimensional poverty on Voice of Russia

PEOPLE

  • Research Associates – José Manuel Roche, Paola Ballon and Mauricio Apablaza
  • OPHI welcomes visiting academics for spring/summer 2014

e-Update December 2013 [pdf]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • OPHI calls for a new household survey to further ‘data revolution’
  • MPPN works to advance multidimensional poverty measurement post-2015
  • Outreach activities and poverty training courses
  • OPHI participates in panel on multidimensional poverty at DSA conference
  • Gates Foundation publishes article on measuring women’s empowerment
  • Growing uptake of the WEAI

PRESENTATIONS AND TALKS

  • OPHI Director on post-2015 panel at European Development Days conference
  • Professor James Foster discusses multidimensional poverty in video
  • OPHI’s Suman Seth gave two lectures in the US
  • OPHI Research Associate Santos gives video interview on MPI workshop
  • Sabina Alkire takes part in London debates on ending poverty

BLOGS

  • Al-Jazeera has published OPHI Researcher Mihika Chatterjee’s article on food
  • security in India
  • The Huffington Post publishes article on call for MPI2015+
  • OPHI Director’s post features on World We Want poverty eradication

EVENTS

  • Lunchtime Seminar Series podcasts available online

PUBLICATIONS

  • Sabina Alkire’s chapter published in OECD report on ‘Ending Poverty’
  • Human recognition and economic development
  • Measuring Autonomy: Evidence from Bangladesh
  • ‘Compromising conventions’ paper published inWork, Employment & Society

PEOPLE

  • José Manuel Roche joins Save the Children as Head of Research
  • OPHI welcomes new Research Officer Bouba Housseini

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Pakistan signs agreement to develop a national Multidimensional Poverty Index Pakistan's Ministry of Planning, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and OPHI have launched the process of regularly calculating a new poverty index for Pakistan based on the Alkire Foster method. Read more

OPHI takes part in Effective Cooperation Conference in Mexico City John Hammock will speak at the conference on 16 April 2014 about alternatives to per capita income measures. Read more

Government of Spain calls for the adoption of a multidimensional poverty index post-2015 Spain hopes the statement will contribute to discussions on the post-2015 agenda taking place in Mexico next week. Read more

Measuring and Decomposing Inequality among the Multidimensionally Poor Using Ordinal Data: A Counting Approach A paper by Suman Seth and Sabina Alkire proposes the use of a separate decomposable inequality measure using Demographic Health Survey datasets. Read more

A Counting Multidimensional Poverty Index in Public Policy Context: the case of Colombia A new paper that presents the Colombian Multidimensional Poverty Index (CMPI) for tracking multiple deprivations nationally. Read more

Where do the World's Multidimensionally Poor People Live? This paper considers how the global distribution of multidimensional poverty differs from the global distribution of income poverty, and assesses the sensitivity of findings to widely used (although somewhat arbitrary) country classifications. Read more