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Journal Special Issues

The following journal special issues have been guest-edited by OPHI researchers.

A Multidimensional Approach: Poverty Measurement & Beyond

Social Indicators Research vol. 112, no. 2, 2013

Guest editors: Sabina Alkire and Maria Emma Santos

The articles in this special issue apply the Alkire Foster (AF) method for measuring multidimensional poverty to a range of different context. The introduction provides an overview of the AF method.

Several OPHI working papers are published as articles in the special issue:

Robustness in Multidimensional Well-being Analysis

Econometric Reviews, vol. 32, no. 1, 2012

Guest Editor Gaston Yalonetzky

This special issue includes articles that are developed versions of several OPHI working papers:

Other articles include:

The Missing Dimensions of Poverty Data

Oxford Development Studies vol. 35, no. 4, December 2007

Guest Editor Emma Samman

This special issue is based on the proceedings of OPHI’s launch in May 2007. It presents revised versions of papers focusing on aspects of missing poverty data, including proposed indicators and questions to measure each missing dimension. It also includes the comments of discussants Grace Bediako, François Bourguignon and Stephan Klasen.

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World leaders show how integrated policies to fight poverty need multidimensional measures During the United Nations summit to agree a historic new global development agenda, twenty eminent speakers stressed the importance of adopting a multidimensional approach to measuring and eradicating poverty at the national and global levels. Read more

Towards a Multidimensional Poverty Index for Germany A new study published in the OPHI working paper series proposes a multidimensional poverty index (MPI) for Germany to reveal the overlapping disadvantages poor people can face across different areas of life. Read more

Blog: Income and Multidimensional Poverty – Fighting poverty in all its dimensions In this blog post, OPHI Director Sabina Alkire discusses how global and national measures of multidimensional poverty can energise a coordinated, effective and multi-sectoral attack on poverty in all its dimensions, helping to measure target 1.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals. 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