Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis
Multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis is evolving rapidly. A particular counting approach to multidimensional poverty measurement, developed by Sabina Alkire and James Foster, has created considerable interest. Notably the publication of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) estimates in the Human Development Reports of the United Nations Development Programme since 2010, and national poverty measures released in Mexico, Colombia, Bhutan, and the Philippines. The academic response has been similarly swift, with related articles published in both theoretical and applied journals.