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 1971–1978) and Frances Stewart (Director 1994–2004). Research on poverty and vulnerability is also carried out by the International Growth Centre (IGC).

25 Apr, 2013
OPHI Director Sabina Alkire speaks at UN General Assembly
25 Mar, 2013
Young Lives Launches Child Poverty Study
25 Mar, 2013
OPHI Analysis of Global MPI 2013 Attracts Press Coverage Across World
25 Mar, 2013
BLOG: Paul Dornan on How Inequalities Affect How Children Grow Up
21 Mar, 2013
BLOG: Sabina Alkire Discusses Analysis of Global MPI 2013
20 Mar, 2013
OPHI Releases Analysis from Global MPI 2013
21 Feb, 2013
BLOG: Sabina Alkire on a Multidimensional Poverty Index 2.0
04 Jan, 2013
Proochista Ariana Wins Fell Fund Award to Research Factors Affecting Conversion of Resources into Health Outcomes
06 Dec, 2012
OPHI Director Gives World Bank Seminar on Multidimensional Poverty Measures and Gender
20 Nov, 2012
Young Lives Marks Universal Children's Day with Photo Gallery