GUWAHATI, April 28 - Professor Sabina Alkire, globally known for developing the Alkire-Foster method of measuring multidimensional deprivations and authoring Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), is visiting Guwahati on May 2 to deliver a special lecture at the Omeo Kumar Das (OKD) Institute of Social Change and Development, at 5.30 pm that day. She will be speaking on the idea, measures and policy relevance of multidimensional poverty, said a press release here today.
The MPI is considered to be an important contribution in understanding the dynamics of poverty across the world and forms a part of the global Human Development Report. The Sustainable Development Goals which reaffirm commitments to end world poverty in all forms everywhere, also includes MPI as one of its indicators.
Professor Alkire directs the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), a research centre within the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. She is also the Oliver T Carr Professor and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the George Washington University.
She also continues as research collaborator of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative at the Harvard University. Honoured with many prestigious awards including ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize, George Web Medley Prize and VA Demant Prize for her scholarship and academic contributions, Professor Alkire researches about welfare economics, the capability approach, the measurement of freedom and human development.