We cordially invite
Prof. Sabina Alkire, Oxford University, Prof. James Foster, George Washington University, et al.
Friday, 12.06.2015, 2:15 p.m.,
South Asia Institute, Reading Room, SAI-Library
Poverty is often defined by one - dimensional measures, such as income. But no one indicator alone can capture the multiple aspects that constitute poverty. Multidimensional poverty is made up of several factors that constitute poor people’s experience of de privation – such as poor health, lack of education, inadequate living standard, disempowerment, poor quality of work and threat from violence. The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), developed by Sabina Alkire and James Foster, has been included in the Human Development Reports of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 2010, and the release of national poverty measures in Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Bhutan and the Philippines. This book introduces the framework for multidimensional measurement and addresses practical implementation issues. All authors will be present at the event, which will also feature discussions by Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen, Universität Tübingen, and Prof. Dr. Stefan Klonner, Universität Heidelberg.