Human Development, Poverty and Children

Human development – beyond per capita income, through health and education, to enabling productive, creative and autonomous lives – has long been a core theme for the department and our present strength and reputation in this field is due mainly to two research groups: the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and Young Lives.

ODID faculty have participated in design, methodology and research for the UNDP's flagship Human Development Report since its foundation in 1990. Building human capabilities necessarily starts with children, so the department also has a tradition of research collaboration with UNICEF.

Our research in this area draws on the pioneering work of Paul Streeten (QEH Director 1968–1978) and Frances Stewart (Director 1994–2004). Research on poverty and vulnerability is also carried out by the International Growth Centre (IGC).

14 May, 2012
ODID Academics Contribute to New Note on Future of Poverty Research and Policy
09 May, 2012
Study Shows Even Poorer Families Choose Private Education over Government Schools in India
27 Apr, 2012
Live Webcast: James E Foster Seminar on New Frontiers in Poverty Measurement
17 Apr, 2012
New OPHI Briefing Measures Poverty in Least Developed Countries
16 Mar, 2012
OPHI Launches New Projects with Chad Government, ECLAC
14 Mar, 2012
OPHI-HDCA Summer School on Capability and Multidimensional Poverty Now Taking Applications
29 Feb, 2012
New Index of Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Launched
23 Feb, 2012
New Young Lives Policy Brief Explores Relationship Between Orphanhood and Vulnerability
18 Feb, 2012
DPhil Student Produces Film on Qur'anic Students in Kano, Nigeria
16 Jan, 2012
Young Lives Publishes First Book in New Series