(p.ii) United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) was established by the United Nations University as its first research and training centre and started work in Helsinki, Finland, in 1985. The mandate of the institute is to undertake applied research and policy analysis on structural changes affecting developing and transitional economies, to provide a forum for the advocacy of policies leading to robust, equitable, and environmentally sustainable growth, and to promote capacity strengthening and training in the field of economic and social policy-making. Its work is carried out by staff researchers and visiting scholars in Helsinki and via networks of collaborating scholars and institutions around the world.
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
Katajanokanlaituri 6B, 00160 Helsinki, Finland
‘This book makes accessible the recent advances in consumption and multidimensional poverty measurement. The combination of literature review, computer code, and worked examples fill a major gap, making it possible for researchers in developing countries to estimate and analyse these metrics.’
John F. Hoddinott, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Economics and Policy, Cornell University
‘This excellent volume combines theoretical discussion of the utility-consistent cost of basic needs poverty approach and first-order dominance multidimensional poverty analysis, empirical application, and practical tools in the form of user guides for estimation software…essential reading for applied poverty researchers.’
Paul Shaffer, Department of International Development Studies, Trent University