Sabina Alkire, University of Oxford

Director Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Oxford, sabina.alkire@qeh.ox.ac.uk

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Bio/Research

Dr Alkire works on a new approach to measuring poverty and wellbeing that goes beyond the traditional focus on income and growth. This multidimensional approach to measurement includes social goals, such as health, education, nutrition, standard of living and other valuable aspects of life. She d...

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Bio/Research

Dr Alkire works on a new approach to measuring poverty and wellbeing that goes beyond the traditional focus on income and growth. This multidimensional approach to measurement includes social goals, such as health, education, nutrition, standard of living and other valuable aspects of life. She devised a new method for measuring multidimensional poverty with colleague James Foster (OPHI Research Associate and Professor of Economics at George Washington University) that has advantages over other poverty measures and has been adopted by the Mexican Government, the Bhutanese Government in their 'Gross National Happiness Index' and the United Nations Development Programme.

Dr Alkire has been called upon to provide input and advice to several initiatives seeking to take a broader approach to wellbeing rather than just economic growth, for example, the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (instigated by President Sarkozy); the United Nations Human Development Programme Human Development Report Office; the European Commission; and the UK's Department for International Development.

She is Secretary of the Human Development and Capability Association.


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