The counting approach to multidimensional poverty
This paper investigates the levels and evolution of poverty in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe using the decomposability properties of poverty measures based on a counting approach. We compare poverty measures such as the Alkire and Foster...
Extending multidimensional poverty identification
In the widely-used class of multidimensional poverty measures introduced by Alkire and Foster (2011), dimension-specific weights combined with a single cut-off parameter play a fundamental role in identifying who is multidimensionally poor. This...
Paola Ballon presents at an event on multidimensional poverty assessments
On 25 October UNU-WIDER research fellow from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme Paola Ballon presents in an event organized by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in Maputo. The event is focused on multi...
25 October 2018
In the media
Researchers from the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme interviewed in Dimensions magazine
UNU-WIDER research fellow Vincenzo Salvucci, and Finório Castigo, a specialist from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique, were interviewed by Dimensions magazine on multidimensional poverty measurement. The article was published in...
Course on advanced poverty analysis
As part of the programme Inclusive Growth in Mozambique, researchers Vincenzo Salvucci and José Cardoso, will deliver a 5-day training course on advanced poverty analysis for officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique along with...
4 March 2019
8 March 2019
University of Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
Poverty measurements for policy makers
In order to reduce poverty you must be able to measure it. It sounds so obvious, but in my experience policy makers think that measuring poverty is...
Counting-based multidimensional poverty identification
In the widely used class of multidimensional poverty measures introduced by Alkire and Foster (2011), dimension-specific weights combined with a single cut-off parameter play a fundamental role in identifying who is multidimensionally poor. This...