OPHI's Alkire Foster Method for Measuring Multidimensional Poverty | Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Most countries of the world define poverty by income. Yet poor people themselves define their poverty much more broadly, to include lack of education, health, housing, empowerment, humiliation, employment, personal security and more. No one indicator, such as income, is uniquely able to capture the multiple aspects that contribute to poverty. Multidimensional poverty encompasses a range of deprivations that a household may suffer. At a glance, multidimensional measures present an integrated view of the situation. OPHI has developed and applied measures and tests of multidimensional poverty, wellbeing, chronic poverty and equality of opportunity. Sabina Alkire and James Foster have created a new method for measuring multidimensional poverty. For information on all OPHI’s measures and tests of multidimensional poverty, wellbeing, chronic poverty and equality of opportunity, see OPHI’s Working Paper Series. The Alkire and Foster method has been adopted by national governments.
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Ocean Health Index Mesurer la pauvreté : l'Indice de pauvreté multidimensionnelle En juillet 2010, l’Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) avec le soutien du PNUD (Programme des Nations Unies pour le D éveloppement) initiait une nouvelle mesure de la pauvreté, l’indice de pauvreté multidimensionnelle (IPM). À compter du prochain rapport sur le développement humain (novembre 2010), l’IPM remplacera l’Indice de pauvreté humaine (IPH) pour les pays en développement. L’indice de pauvreté multidimensionnelle (IPM) représente les manques graves dont souffrent des individus de manière simultanée. Il identifie les manques simultanés des ménages sur l’ensemble des trois mêmes dimensions que pour l’Indice de Développement humain - IDH- (niveau de vie, santé et éducation). Ce nouvel indice rend compte de la pauvreté « aigüe », de ses multiples manifestations, en ne se limitant pas aux aspects économiques mais en éclairant différentes formes de privations avec le foyer comme unité de mesure. L’indice de développement humain ajusté aux inégalités
International - the global coalition against corruption With governments committing huge sums to tackle the world's most pressing problems, from the instability of financial markets to climate change and poverty, corruption remains an obstacle to achieving much needed progress. The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index score below five, on a scale from 10 (highly clean) to 0 (highly corrupt). These results indicate a serious corruption problem. To address these challenges, governments need to integrate anti-corruption measures in all spheres, from their responses to the financial crisis and climate change to commitments by the international community to eradicate poverty. Transparency International advocates stricter implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption, the only global initiative that provides a framework for putting an end to corruption. Read the ReportDownload French report About this table Click the column headings to sort the table by rank or country.
World Rankings This page contains links to tables, charts and related articles with the most recent world rankings of countries and cities according to leading indexes and indicators. Check back for new rankings and updates of last year’s rankings, as they become available. Country Rankings UNDP Human Development Report (2011) – The UNDP’s Human Development Index (HDI) measures and ranks a country’s level of development based on three fundamental indicators: income, health and education. The 2010 Human Development Report introduced three new multidimensional measures of inequality and poverty. Legatum Prosperity Index (2010) – Ranking of countries’ prosperity levels based on eight “foundations for national development:” economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, education, health, safety and security, personal freedom, and social capital. City Rankings Mercer Quality of Living Survey (2010) – Ranking of local living conditions in 420 cities worldwide. Visit the Global Sherpa home page.
New Global Commission to Put Business at the Centre of Sustainable Development — GCBSD A commission of business, labour and civil society leaders, established by Unilever CEO Paul Polman and former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch-Brown, will highlight the massive rewards to businesses who take a lead in poverty reduction and sustainable development Davos, Switzerland (21 January 2016) – Businesses that join global efforts to end extreme poverty and protect the planet’s finite natural resources can reap great rewards and protect their long-term performance, a proposition that will be tested by a new commission launched today at the World Economic Forum. The Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development will work over the next year to articulate and quantify the compelling economic case for businesses to engage in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including: The Global Commission brings together international leaders from business, labour, financial institutions and civil society. Commission members:
HDI surprisingly similar to GDP/capita Human Development Index HDI is advanced as being a better indicator than “GDP per capita” in measuring the progress of Nations. HDI is calculated by UNDP from indicators for health, education and living standard (income/person). The methodology is quite complicated but it well documented BUT look at a plot of the correlation between HDI and GDP/capita or all countries in Gapminder World www.bit.ly/XxQw0B You will be surprised! In conclusions: If you want better health and education fix economic growth. Hans Rosling
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