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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.

Global MPI launch 2015 (pdf)

  • Updates and coverage in June 2015
  • Key findings
  • Policy briefings
  • Interactive databank

e-Update May 2015 (pdf)

  • Special event 22 June: Launch of the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2015 and launch of OPHI’s comprehensive new book
  • Multidimensional Poverty Measurement & Analysis available to pre-order now
  • OPHI participates in the Ashmolean Museum’s Live Friday
  • OPHI, the MPPN and the Government of Colombia host special side-event at Cartagena Data Festival
  • Recent Publications
  • Blogs and media
  • OPHI People

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

e-Update October 2013 [pdf]

e-Update July 2013 [pdf]

e-Update March 2013 [pdf]

e-Update January 2013 [pdf]

e-Update October 2012 [pdf]

e-Update August 2012 [pdf]

e-Update May 2012 [pdf]

e-Update March 2012 [pdf]

e-Update December 2011 [pdf]

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e-Update January 2011 [pdf]

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IMF podcast: Painting a Better Picture of Poverty Director of OPHI Sabina Alkire is interviewed in the International Monetary Fund's Survey Magazine podcast series. Listen online. Read more

Video: Poverty in El Salvador from the perspective of the protagonists UNDP El Salvador and OPHI have produced a video exploring what poverty means, from the perspective of those who are experiencing it. Read more

OPHI holds annual summer school on multidimensional poverty in Washington, D.C. OPHI’s annual summer school on multidimensional poverty was hosted at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. from 3-15 August 2015. Read more

Measuring Multidimensional Poverty in Latin America: Previous Experience and the Way Forward This paper states the need to design a multidimensional poverty index for the Latin America region (LA-MPI) that can monitor poverty trends in a cross-country comparable way, yet is also relevant to the particular regional context. Read more

Measuring Conjoint Vulnerabilities in Italy: An Asset-Based Approach This paper uses an asset-based approach, focusing on the resources that individuals and households can draw upon to reduce economic vulnerability and strengthen their resilience. 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