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Read online: Chapter five of OPHI’s book on multidimensional poverty measurement now available The fifth chapter of OPHI's forthcoming book, 'Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis', is now available to download as a working paper. Read more

New OPHI research shows overall poverty reduction in 16 Latin American countries Uruguay, Argentina and Chile have the lowest rates of multidimensional poverty among 17 countries in the Latin American region, a new OPHI working paper has found. Read more

Chile announces national Multidimensional Poverty Index The Chilean government announced its new national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) on January 24 2015. The national MPI was announced at the same time as the government released its updated income poverty measure. 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