DACOR: Measuring Poverty - A Better Way

Start Date/Time: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:00
End Date/Time: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:00

In 2010 the UN Human Development Report released a new global poverty measure based on a multidimensional approach developed by Sabina Alkire of Oxford and James Foster of George Washington University. The hope was that the new technology would complement existing monetary approaches and redirect policy efforts toward other key dimensions of poverty. In this presentation, Dr. Foster provides an update on the ways that governments and international organizations are increasingly using this technology to combat poverty. He will also discuss how multidimensional poverty came to be included in the Sustainable Development Goals, and how the World Bank made the decision to develop its own multidimensional poverty measure based on the Alkire-Foster approach. This event costs $5. This event is co-hosted by DACOR & UAA.