An introduction to the Alkire-Foster Method of Measuring Multidimensional Poverty (bookings closed)
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Dr Sabina Alkire, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford
13/06/2013 - 14/06/2013
University of Oxford
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Aim & Structure:
This course aims to provide a conceptual and technical introduction to current literature and techniques of poverty measurement with a focus on the implementation of the Alkire Foster counting method. This first course will provide an idea of the relevance of multidimensional measurement and the intuition behind a local implementation.
The programme will include a policy-focused sharing session on the international experience, a comprehensive summary of the current state of the art, the methodology and an intuitive explanation of the implementation process. The course also provides participants the opportunity to design, tailor and calculate a multidimensional poverty measure based on the Alkire Foster methodology. Theoretical lessons will be complemented with empirical calculations (in groups).
At the end of the course, participants will:
1. Know arguments for the relevance of multidimensional poverty measures.
2. Understand why and how multidimensional poverty measures add value to unidimensional measures and dashboards.
3. Be able to compute the Alkire Foster multidimensional poverty measures and adapt parameters to their own requirements and contexts.
Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
The fee is:
Descriptive Research, Comparative and Cross National Research, Cross-Sectional Research, Analysis of official statistics, Survey and Questionnaire Design, Small Area Estimation, Microdata Methods, Quantitative Approaches (other), Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Research Policy, Evidence-Based Policy and Practice, Multidimensional Poverty
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