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Measuring multidimensional poverty according to national definitions - operationalising target 1.2 of the sustainable development goals

Pomati, Marco and Nandy, Shailen 2019. Measuring multidimensional poverty according to national definitions - operationalising target 1.2 of the sustainable development goals. Social Indicators Research 10.1007/s11205-019-02198-6

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Abstract

The first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) tasks countries with eradicating poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions. This presents considerable challenges for poverty researchers and national statistical offices charged with collecting data to monitor progress on meeting of this ambitious target. Our paper focuses on how the different dimensions of poverty might be mapped out, and compared, within and across heterogeneous countries and societies, using a method called the Consensual Approach to poverty measurement. It explains how the approach can inform different poverty measurement frameworks (e.g. rights based, capabilities or deprivation of basic needs approaches), how it has already been used successfully across low, middle- and high-income countries and sets out some key lessons and future challenges. The paper uses data from the demographic and health surveys (DHS) and World Bank’s Core Welfare Indicator Questionnaire surveys to demonstrate cross- and intra-national consensus about what constitutes minimally acceptable living standards across several countries in West Africa; we suggest that existing survey platforms, like national household income and expenditure surveys, DHS or even UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys could (with minor additions) be used to apply the Consensual Approach to measure multidimensional poverty in children and adults across countries, and thus aid reporting for the SDGs.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
ISSN: 0303-8300
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 October 2019
Date of Acceptance: 30 September 2019
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2019 06:59
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/125989

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