Talk by Dr Sabina Alkire at BIGD
on measuring multidimensional poverty
Dr Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Department of International Development, University of Oxford visited BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University on May 19, 2016 and attended a talk with Researchers and Staff of BIGD in BIGD Conference Room. She delivered a presentation titled Measuring multidimensional poverty: Insights from around the world. BIGD Executive Director Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman welcomed Prof. Sabina to BIGD and chaired the event.
Followed by the presentation, Dr. Sabina shared her findings and experience with the attendees. She said, ‘poverty’ if measured, can importantly influence how we come to understand it, how we analyse it and how we create policies to tackle it. For these reasons, measurement, methodologies can be of tremendous practical relevance. This and various other practical factors have increased demands to understand poverty and social policies with a new light; which in turn have generated a unique need for comprehensive multidimensional poverty measurement. Therefore, Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is a highly valuable tool in addition to the pre-existing uni-linier monetary poverty measurement.
Dr Sabina Alkire seen at the event (right)
Among others, BIGD Researchers and staff attended the talk.
Dr. Sabina directs the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), a research centre within the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. She is also the Oliver T. Carr Professor and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University (part time until 2016). She continues as research collaborator of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative at Harvard University. A Rhodes Scholar and an awardee of the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize (International), Dr Alkire has written extensively on multidimensional poverty.