SEMINAR: Multidimensional Poverty Analysis: Methods and Applications

Date and Time

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 12:30 to 13:30


Location: LIDC Upper Meeting Room, 36 Gordon Square

Speaker: Ms. Kenda Cunningham (LCIRAH, LSHTM)

Bio: Kenda Cunningham has an academic background in political science and development studies and is currently a DrPH research degree student at LSHTM. She has worked as an IFPRI researcher for several years and her current doctoral work is supported by LCIRAH. With a primary interest in child under-nutrition, Kenda's research focuses on evaluation of multi-sectoral policies and programming with public health nutrition aims. Most recently, she has been involved in the baseline survey for an impact assessment of a large-scale multi-sectoral nutrition initiative in Nepal, Suaahara.

Having recently returned from the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) summer school course on Multidimensional Poverty Analysis, in this seminar Kenda will aim to summarise the concepts, methods, and techniques of measuring multidimensional poverty covered in the course. Specifically, the Multidimensional Poverty Index will be emphasised including the Alkire-Foster methodology driving this index, policies and politics surrounding these types of measurements, and potential other applications including its use as the foundation for the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index.