Progress in poverty reduction has been measured primarily in terms of consumption or income. However, other aspects of life are also critical for wellbeing, and a number of initiatives have been underway to develop multidimensional measures of poverty. This conference will bring together academics, practitioners, and people who have direct experience of poverty as co-researchers to better understand the key dimensions of poverty and their relationships. It will also look into the Inclusive and Deliberative Elaboration and Evaluation of Policies (IDEEP) tool that has been developed to better design, implement and assess policies, trainings or projects, that aim to address poverty with the active participation and inclusion of people who are experiencing poverty.

The conference will draw on research from a multi-year participatory project carried out by the International Movement ATD Fourth World, in collaboration with Oxford University. Their approach combines knowledge from action, academic research, and the life experiences of those who face poverty, to provide new insights about the multidimensional nature of poverty and the IDEEP tool that transforms the findings of this research into action. Experts from the World Bank and the IMF, as well as academic researchers and practitioners, will provide comments and contribute their own perspectives. Conference participants will discuss how to make further progress in poverty measurement, policy, training, and action.

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