Saturday, November 28, 2015

[Blog Post for #RHULSust] On Humanity, Poverty & Measurements

A blog post I co-authored for the Royal Holloway Sustainability blog #RHULSust, on the development talk by Sabina Alkire at CumberlandLodge, that took place on 23 November 2015.

On Humanity, Poverty & Measurements


"On Monday 23rd of November 2015, we attended a Cumberland Conversation event with Professor Sabina Alkire at Cumberland Lodge. Sabina directs the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), and has worked extensively on multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, founded mainly on the Capability Approach and concepts of human development. OPHI aims to promote diverse voices on poverty, focusing on the importance of measurements, which help prioritise poverty in politicians’ agendas.


However, the MPI methodology and numbers were not the only things we learned from the Cumberland Conversation. It was inspiring for us, as young researchers ourselves, to see how impactful research can be on the ground, and how humanitarian research can be. Despite barriers to data collection, funding, and lack of data in certain areas, research can still hold a global vision and be used for the welfare and development of each and every citizen of the world."

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