Forum: Rethinking Poverty. Experiences from Colombia
How can a new approach to measuring poverty improve attempts to combat poverty in Colombia?
This forum, jointly organised by University College London's Development Planning Unit, UCL Institute of the Americas and Children of the Andes, was an opportunity to discuss how the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) was adopted and customised by the Colombian Government and how useful it is in measuring and addressing poverty in Colombia.
We were honoured with contributions from a wonderful group of panellists who provided us with much food for thought:.
- Professor Cathy McIlwaine - Professor of Geography, Queen Mary University
- Dr Jose Manuel Roche - Research Officer at the OPHI
- Beatriz Yadira Díaz - Researcher at the OPHI
- Duncan Millar - Head of Programmes, Children of the Andes
- Dr Julio D Dávila - Director of the Development Planning Unit, UCL
- Professor Maxine Molyneux - Director of the UCL Institute of the Americas
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