IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/qeh/ophiwp/ophiwp102_1.pdf.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

From Multidimensional Poverty Measurement to Multisector Public Policy for Poverty Reduction: Lessons from the Colombian Case

Author

Listed:
  • Roberto Angulo

Abstract

This paper focuses on the analysis of conceptual, normative and institutional issues of the Colombian Multidimensional Poverty Index (C-MPI). The principal questions are the following: What is the decision-making process that lies behind the Colombian experience? What are the main lessons from the Colombian case in terms of institutional arrangements for the implementation of its index? Although the medium and longer-term effects of the C-MPI on poverty reduction are still to be seen and thus to be evaluated, there are some important lessons. First, a multidimensional poverty index’s utility in terms of public policy depends not only on the mathematical and statistical robustness guaranteed by the Alkire Foster methodology but also on the ability of the policy maker to represent the public policy priorities through its normative choices. Second, acknowledging the inherent trade-offs involved in conceptual, statistical and public policy concerns is key to accurately defining the purpose of the measure. Finally, if the purpose of the MPI is to stimulate coordinated action to reduce poverty, an accurate design will not be enough; it is also necessary to provide a solid institutional architecture that supports the process from the design of the index to its application.

Suggested Citation

  • Roberto Angulo, 2016. "From Multidimensional Poverty Measurement to Multisector Public Policy for Poverty Reduction: Lessons from the Colombian Case," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp102_1.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  • Handle: RePEc:qeh:ophiwp:ophiwp102_1.pdf
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://workingpapers.qeh.ox.ac.uk/pdf/ophiwp/OPHIWP102_1.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Maria Emma Santos, Pablo Villatoro, Xavier Mancero and Pascual Gerstenfeld, "undated". "A Multidimensional Poverty Index for Latin America," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp079, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
    2. Foster, James & Greer, Joel & Thorbecke, Erik, 1984. "A Class of Decomposable Poverty Measures," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 52(3), pages 761-766, May.
    3. Alkire, Sabina & Foster, James, 2011. "Counting and multidimensional poverty measurement," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 95(7), pages 476-487.
    4. Sabina Alkire & James Foster, 2011. "Understandings and misunderstandings of multidimensional poverty measurement," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 9(2), pages 289-314, June.
    5. Roberto Angulo & Yadira Díaz & Renata Pardo, 2016. "The Colombian Multidimensional Poverty Index: Measuring Poverty in a Public Policy Context," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 127(1), pages 1-38, May.
    6. Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, Jose M. Roche and Paola Ballon, 2015. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 9 - Distribution and Dynamics," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp090_ch9.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
    7. François Bourguignon & Satya Chakravarty, 2003. "The Measurement of Multidimensional Poverty," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 1(1), pages 25-49, April.
    8. Sabina Alkire and José Manuel Roche, 2011. "Beyond Headcount: Measures that Reflect the Breadth and Components of Child Poverty," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp045, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
    9. Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, Jose M. Roche and Paola Ballon, 2015. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 7 - Data and Analysis," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp088_ch7.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
    10. Diego Battiston & Guillermo Cruces & Luis Lopez-Calva & Maria Lugo & Maria Santos, 2013. "Income and Beyond: Multidimensional Poverty in Six Latin American Countries," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 112(2), pages 291-314, June.
    11. Alkire, Sabina & Seth, Suman, 2015. "Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India between 1999 and 2006: Where and How?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 72(C), pages 93-108.
    12. Azevedo, Joao Pedro, 2013. "From Noise to Signal: The Successful Turnaround of Poverty Measurement in Colombia," World Bank - Economic Premise, The World Bank, issue 117, pages 1-4, May.
    13. Alkire, Sabina & Santos, Maria Emma, 2014. "Measuring Acute Poverty in the Developing World: Robustness and Scope of the Multidimensional Poverty Index," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 251-274.
    14. Roberto Carlos Angulo Salazar & Yadira Díaz Cuervo & Renata Pardo, 2011. "Índice de Pobreza Multidimensional para Colombia," ARCHIVOS DE ECONOMÍA 009228, DEPARTAMENTO NACIONAL DE PLANEACIÓN.
    15. Roberto Carlos Angulo Salazar, Beatriz Yadira Díaz and Renata Pardo Pinzón, 2014. "A Counting Multidimensional Poverty Index in Public Policy Context: The Case of Colombia," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp062, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
    16. A. Atkinson, 2003. "Multidimensional Deprivation: Contrasting Social Welfare and Counting Approaches," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 1(1), pages 51-65, April.
    17. Alkire, Sabina & Foster, James & Seth, Suman & Santos, Maria Emma & Roche, Jose Manuel & Ballon, Paola, 2015. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199689491.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Roberto Angulo & Dalma Ariza & Alfredo Bateman & Natalie Gómez & Jorge Iván González & Javier Pérez & Juan Mauricio Ramírez & Fabio Sánchez, 2018. "Medición del Desempeño Municipal: Hacia una gestión orientada a resultados," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 016427, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
    2. Sabina Alkire and James Foster, 2016. "Dimensional and Distributional Contributions to Multidimensional Poverty," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp100_2.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
    3. Equipo DDDR & Javier PEREZ BURGOS & Natalie GÓMEZ ARTEAGA & Dalma ARIZA HERNANDEZ & M. Juliana RUIZ HAKSPIEL, 2018. "Medición del Desempeño Municipal: hacia una gestión orientada a resultados," ARCHIVOS DE ECONOMÍA 016207, DEPARTAMENTO NACIONAL DE PLANEACIÓN.

    More about this item

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:qeh:ophiwp:ophiwp102_1.pdf. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (IT Support). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/qehoxuk.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.