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Oxford University Professor to speak on multi-dimensiol poverty at OKD institute

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, April 28: Professor Sabi Alkire, globally well-known for developing Alkire-Foster method of measuring multi-dimensiol deprivations and authoring Multi-dimensiol Poverty Index (MPI), is visiting Guwahati on May 2, 2016 to deliver a special lecture at OKD Institute of Social Change and Development here at 5.30 pm, stated a press communiqué.

She will be speaking on the idea, measures and policy relevance of multi-dimensiol poverty.

“The MPI is considered to be an important contribution in understanding the dymics of poverty across the world and forms a part of the global Human Development report. The Sustaible Development Goals which reaffirm commitments to end world poverty in all forms everywhere also includes MPI as one of its indicators,” said the statement.

Professor Alkire directs the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), a research centre within the Department of Intertiol Development, University of Oxford. She is also the Oliver T. Carr Professor and Professor of Economics and Intertiol Affairs at George Washington University. She also continues as research collaborator of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative at Harvard University.

Alkire, who has received many prestigious awards including ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize, George Web Medley Prize and VA Demant Prize, researches on welfare economics, the capability approach, the measurement of freedom and human development.

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