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Huffington Post publishes article on social isolation by OPHI Scholar in Residence, Kim Samuel Kim Samuel warns against ignoring the emotional health of children affected by Ebola and worsening individual wellbeing, in times of a public health crisis. Read more

OPHI’s Sabina Alkire and John Hammock participate in symposium on isolation and social connectedness OPHI Scholar in Residence, Kim Samuel, in collaboration with the Synergos Institute and TakingITGlobal, organized a symposium in Canada on social isolation and deepening social connectedness. Read more

New OPHI briefing explores the composition of children in poor households OPHI has released a new Briefing Note 26 by OPHI Researcher, Ana Vaz investigating whether children are amongst the poorest in multidimensionally poor households. 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