Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative
(2007; Oxford, UK; 56 staff; ophi.org.uk)
It is “an economic research and policy centre within Oxford University’s Department of International Development.” It aims to “build and advance a more systematic methodological and economic framework for reducing multidimensional poverty, grounded in people’s experiences and values.” Consequently, it strives to impact government policies to reduce poverty by providing them with the necessary insights.
- The Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network: “supports policymakers to develop multidimensional poverty measures then promotes the use of such measures for more effective poverty eradication efforts at the global, national and local levels.”
Areas of interest:
- Publishes working papers, research papers, MPI methodological notes, OPHI policy briefings, special issues of academic journals, and some reports co-authored by OPHI.
- Multidimensional Poverty and COVID-19 Risk Factors (April 2020, 8p) – “uses the global MPI database for 2019, which covers 101 countries and 5.7 billion people in the developing world, to show at a glance some surprising but critical facts for the COVID-19 response.”
How to Build a National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI): Using the MPI to inform the SDGs (2019, 159p) – “provides practical guidance for policymakers, statisticians, practitioners and others seeking or engaged in developing a national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).”
Leadership: Sabina Alkire (Director)