Gender and Multidimensional Poverty in Forced Displacement: Measuring What Matters - Shared screen with speaker view
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For more information on the Gender Dimensions of Forced Displacement program, please visit our website: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/gender/brief/gender-dimensions-of-forced-displacement-gdfd-research-program
Sabina Alkire directs the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford. Previously, she worked at the George Washington University, Harvard University, the Human Security Commission, and the World Bank. She has a DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford. Together with Professor James Foster, Sabina developed the Alkire-Foster (AF) method for measuring multidimensional poverty, a flexible technique that can incorporate different dimensions, or aspects of poverty, to create measures tailored to each context.
With colleagues at OPHI this has been applied and implemented empirically to produce a Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). The MPI offers a tool to identify who is poor by considering the range of deprivations they suffer. It is used to report a headline figure of poverty (the MPI), which can be unpacked to provide a detailed information platform for policy design showing how people are poor nationally, and how they are poor by areas, groups, and by each indicator.
The research being presented by Dr. Sabina Alkire has been published in two World Bank Working Papers:The first is titled “Multidimensional Poverty, Gender, and Forced Displacement: A Multi-Country, Intrahousehold Analysis in Sub-Saharan Africa” and can be accessed here: https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/548251635476246875/multidimensional-poverty-gender-and-forced-displacement-a-multi-country-intrahousehold-analysis-in-sub-saharan-africa
The second is titled “A Multi-Country Analysis of Multidimensional Poverty in Contexts of Forced Displacement” and can be accessed here: https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/492181635479693932/a-multi-country-analysis-of-multidimensional-poverty-in-contexts-of-forced-displacement
The GDFD program has also published a policy brief that summarizes research findings and derives gender-sensitive policy recommendations for reducing the incidence of poverty among displaced and host communities. The brief is available here: https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/371441644957327657/poverty-gender-and-displacement-a-policy-brief
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Carolina Sánchez-Páramo, a Spanish national, is currently the Global Director of the Poverty and Equity Global Practice (GP) at the World Bank. Prior to this assignment, she was the Poverty and Equity GP Practice Manager in the Europe and Central Asia region. Carolina has worked on operations, policy advice and analytical activities in Eastern Europe, Latin America and South Asia, and was part of the core team working on the WDR2012, “Gender Equality and Development”. Her main areas of interest and expertise include labor economics, poverty and distributional analysis, gender equality and welfare impacts of public policy. She has led reports on poverty and equity, labor markets and economic growth in several countries, as well as social sector operations. She has published articles in refereed journals and edited books on the topics described above. Carolina has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
Paolo Verme is Manager of the Research Program on Forced Displacement and Head of Research and Impact Evaluations in the Fragility, Conflict and Violence group of the World Bank. A PhD graduate of the London School of Economics, he was visiting professor at Bocconi University and the University of Torino between 2003 and 2010. He is the author of 5 books and over 50 articles covering labor markets, social protection, subsidies, poverty, income distribution and forced migration in high, middle and low-income countries. He is an accredited Full Professor of Public Economics and Economic Policy in Italy and a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization.
For a period of two decades prior to joining the World Bank, he served as senior adviser and project manager for the European Union, United Nations, NGOs, private consulting groups and governments specializing in the design, implementation and evaluation of welfare and labor reforms. An Italian national, Paolo speaks fluently five languages and has worked, lived or traveled in over one hundred and twenty countries across five continents.
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Read more about the policy implications of our multidimensional poverty research here: https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/371441644957327657/poverty-gender-and-displacement-a-policy-brief
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Policy brief link here: https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/371441644957327657/poverty-gender-and-displacement-a-policy-brief