Jakob Dirksen

Research and Policy Officer, OPHI

Jakob is Research and Policy Officer at OPHI. He does both academic research on multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis and associated areas – and he works with international partners in United Nations agencies and governments around the world towards the development of multidimensional poverty indices as permanent official statistics and all-of-government policy-tools.

Jakob is also Lecturer at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. 

He previously held research positions at the Blavatnik School of Government and Mansfield College (both University of Oxford), and has worked in diplomacy for the German Federal Foreign Office.

Jakob has a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the Leuphana University of Lüneburg; an MA in Political Philosophy from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and an MSc & MPP in Public Policy and Human Development from the United Nations University.

Publications
News

Journal articles and special issues

Dirksen, Jakob (with M Pinilla-Roncancio, FC Wehrmeister et al) (2022) 'Exploring the Potential for a New Measure of Socioeconomic Deprivation Status to Monitor Health Inequality', International Journal for Equity in Health 21 (56)
Dirksen, Jakob (2021) 'Children and Multidimensional Poverty. Four Measurement Strategies', Sustainability 16 (13) 9108

Other publications

Dirksen, Jakob (with K Lima de Miranda, R Wike) (2022) 'Towards Economic and Social Prosperity Measurement Beyond GDP', Think7 Policy Brief G7 Germany
Dirksen, Jakob (with S Alkire, C Oldiges, R Nogales) (2020) 'Multidimensional Poverty and the Risk from COVID-19', Dimensions 9 7-10
Dirksen, Jakob (with S Alkire, R Nogales, C Oldiges) (2020) 'Multidimensional Poverty and Vulnerability to COVID-19. A Rapid Overview of Disaggregated and Interlinked Vulnerabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa', OPHI Briefing 54a Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford
Dirksen, Jakob (with S Alkire, R Nogales, C Oldiges) (2020) 'Multidimensional Poverty and Vulnerability to COVID-19. A Rapid Overview of Disaggregated and Interlinked Vulnerabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa', OPHI Briefing 54 Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford
Dirksen, Jakob (with S Alkire, R Nogales, C Oldiges ) (2020) 'Multidimensional Poverty and COVID-19 Risk Factors. A Rapid Overview of Interlinked Deprivations Across 5.8 Billion People', OPHI Briefing 53a Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford
Dirksen, Jakob (with S Alkire, R Nogales, C Oldiges) (2020) 'Multidimensional Poverty and COVID-19 Risk Factors. A Rapid Overview of Interlinked Deprivations Across 5.7 Billion People', OPHI Briefing 53 Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford
09 November, 2020
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Research interests:

Theories, measurement, and analysis of well-being, poverty and inequality; welfare economics; sustainable (human) development; social protection; evidence-based public policy; and the capability approach.