23 February 2011
The Center for Global Development and The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies present
a Massachusetts Avenue Development Seminar (MADS)* on Multidimensional Poverty
James Foster, George Washington University
Martin Ravallion, Development Research Group, World Bank
Time: 12:00pm--1:30pm (Lunch will be provided)
Center for Global Development
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC
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Twenty-five years ago, James Foster's influential work with Joel Greer and Erick Thorbecke helped define the way the world measures poverty. Foster will present his recent work on the theory of how to measure poverty when we care not only about income but also other dimensions of well-being such as health and education. Martin Ravallion, Director of the Development Research Group at the World Bank, is the author of a new essay that criticizes the idea of a single multidimensional index. He will argue instead that multiple indicators should be tracked separately.
*The Massachusetts Ave. Development Seminar (MADS) is a ten year-old research seminar series that brings some of the world's leading development scholars to discuss their new research and ideas. The presentations meet an academic standard of quality and are at times technical, but retain a focus on a mixed audience of researchers and policymakers.
Download Counting and Multidimensional Poverty Measurement by James Foster
Download Multidimensional Indices of Poverty by Martin Ravallion
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