Our aim is to undertake rigorous and innovative research to make the invisible, visible – and to contribute to a world in which no-one is left behind.

The Individual Measurement of Multidimensional Poverty program undertakes research to assess and better understand poverty – in order to inform policy, programs and services.   Our research aims to identify which social groups experience poverty and how, to develop appropriate responses, and to uncover structural causes.

Our research is interdisciplinary and embraces both theoretical and technical innovation. Our approach is to use mixed methods – from large scale surveys to participatory methods – to understand, assess, and respond to poverty. 

Central to our research is the Individual Measure of Multidimensional Poverty – the IMMP. The IMMP is a gender sensitive measure of multidimensional poverty, designed to provide policy-makers with detailed and nuanced information.

Our work on child poverty aims to bring children’s experiences and priorities to the foreground. Our research is grounded in participatory research with children. Our aim is to develop child centred approaches to the conceptualisation, definition and measurement of child poverty, in order to contribute to child-inclusive policies and responses.

What is Individual Measurement of Multidimensional Poverty?

Individual Measurement

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Multidimensional Poverty

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