One-dimensional measures miss a lot. No one indicator – such as income – can capture the multiple aspects that constitute poverty, well-being or empowerment.
The Alkire Foster (AF) method of multidimensional measurement developed at OPHI enables robust and better-informed policies to be designed, monitored and evaluated.
Multidimensional poverty measures can be used to create a more comprehensive picture of the deprivations poor people experience.
The AF method is a flexible measure that can be adapted to different contexts and used in several ways.
Read about local, national and international policy applications of the AF method.
OPHI and the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network are calling for a multidimensional poverty measure to be included in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.