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International Studies Research Institute

Institute for Global and International Studies

Economic Policy Research

Institute for International Economic Policy

Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis

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August 04, 2015

Sabina Alkire, Oliver T. Carr Jr. Professor in International Affairs and James Foster, Professor of Economics and International Affairs

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.