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OPHI-HDCA Summer School on Capability and Multidimensional Poverty Now Taking Applications
The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) is leading a Summer School on Capability and Multidimensional Poverty in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 23 August-4 September 2012.
The capability approach formulated by Amartya Sen, and further developed by the philosopher Martha Nussbaum and others, provides a conceptual framework that grounds many multidimensional approaches to poverty and social protection, including the MDGs, PRSPs, rights-based development, integrated social policy, and other specific initiatives.
The purpose of the OPHI-HDCA intensive summer school is to provide a thorough conceptual and technical introduction to current literature and techniques of measuring and comparing capabilities, drawing on various techniques of multidimensional measurement and of statistical analysis.