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The OPHI email update is a regular digest of opportunities, announcements and publications, highlighting key resources and information materials. Join the OPHI mailing list to receive OPHI’s e-Update. Previous issues are available to download here.

e-Update March 2015 (pdf)

  • OPHI staff visit Ivory Coast to discuss multidimensional poverty measurement in Africa
  • OPHI and MPPN host UN side-event on multidimensional poverty measurement
  • All Draft Chapters of OPHI’s book on multidimensional poverty now online
  • Vacancy: Research Officer
  • OPHI’s 2015 Summer School
  • Special Side-Event at the 21-22 April Data Festival in Cartagena Colombia
  • A Multidimensional Poverty Index for Latin America
  • Multidimensional Poverty Index 2015+
  • New Working Papers of draft chapters in Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis
  • Blogs

e-Update January 2015 (pdf)

  • OPHI launches Global MPI updates for Winter 2014/2015
  • First chapters of OPHI book on multidimensional poverty measurement available online
  • Chile announces national Multidimensional Poverty Index
  • Secretary-General’s post-2015 synthesis report calls for multidimensional poverty measures
  • OPHI lunchtime seminar programme for Hilary Term 2015
  • Recent publications: New working papers and global MPI highlights briefing
  • Blogs and media coverage: TIME, Guardian, New York Times and Huffington Post
  • OPHI people: New staff

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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