Dimensions of Poverty
Download the international report The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty by ATD Fourth World in partnership with Oxford University. This project took place in six countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, France, Tanzania, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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Download the international report in Spanish.
Download the international report in Polish.
Download the international report in French.
Download the international report in Arabic.
Download the Bangladesh report.
Download the UK report.
Download the US report.
Download the France report (in French).
Download the Bolivia report (in Spanish).
Download the international flyer in English.
Download the international flyer in French.
Download the international flyer in Hungarian
Download the international flyer in Bulgarian
Download the international flyer in Romanian
Executive summary in German.
Videos about our Hidden Dimensions of Poverty international research:
Human development must not ignore the suffering of people in poverty: Article based on an interview with Xavier Godinot, co-leader of our Dimensions of Poverty research.
A selection of our Dimensions of Poverty research is included in the book Dimensions of Poverty: Measurement, Epistemic Injustices, Activism.
How do we measure poverty?
As the international community prepared new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the question of how we measure poverty became more important than ever before.
One of the conclusions of ATD’s participatory research on the Millennium Development Goals was that current measures of extreme poverty are inadequate. Some global statistics are very uncertain. In addition, the $1.90 a-day indicator of extreme poverty is deeply flawed.
Extreme poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon. ATD Fourth World works on the question of measuring poverty on three fronts:
- With people living in poverty, to include them as partners in building knowledge on development;
- Working with researchers and international organizations, to find the best ways to measure poverty;
- With governments and international organizations, to ensure that multidimensional measures of poverty are included in international sustainable development goals.
On the research front, we undertook a multi-year participatory research project, in collaboration with Oxford University, that connected people who have a direct experience of poverty with other experts. A key aim of this research was to complement “top down” definitions of poverty with experiential ones, and to demonstrate that it is possible to develop research methodologies that enable the fulfillment of human rights obligations to engage people in poverty in global policy making.