A look on multidimensional poverty

01 Mar 2008


A new book titled “Quantitative Approaches to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement” edited by Nanak Kakwani and Jacques Silber has been published by the International Poverty Centre (IPC) established by UNDP and the Insititute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA).

New Horizons - The 296-paged book draws together 14 articles that were presented at the IPC-sponsored “International Conference on ‘The Many Dimensions of Povery’” held in Brasilia in 2005.

The book explores the latest developments in the field of multidimensional poverty measurement, includes clear presentations of more than a dozen different quantitiative techniques and provides empirical illustrations based on data from developed and developing countries.

The book represents a unique opportunity to become familiar with the present state of knowledge regarding various approaches that have been previously ignored by specialists. Some of the chapters of the book are on the information theory approach, factor and cluster analysis of multidimensional poverty and poverty measurement.

The International Poverty Centre (IPC) is a joint project between the United Nations Development Programme and the Brazilian Government to promote South-South Cooperation on applied poverty research and training. It specializes in analyzing poverty and inequality and offering research-based policy recommendations on how to reduce them. IPC is directly linked to the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), which does research for the Brazilian Ministry of Strategic Planning, and the Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP.

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