'Given the importance of income poverty in national poverty measurement in many countries of the world, it is surely justified to have one target in a multidimensional post-2015 framework focusing on that important aspect...'
'For some purposes ‘extreme poverty’ is very useful, whereas for others, like measuring progress in middle income countries where ‘extreme poverty’ is very low or focusing on the continued gaps between rich countries and the rest, it is not useful at all...'
'Today we kick off debate over how a post-2015 framework ought to measure poverty - please do join in either by proposing a blog advocating a particular measure or by commenting on the proposals being advanced...'
'Health is a key component of ODI’s Development Progress project, enabling us to reflect on how far we have come in addressing basic health issues around the world and uncover hidden stories of progress.'
'Today’s report is another reminder that the world isn’t changing – it has already changed, and in many places for the better... more than 40 developing countries have outpaced expected gains in human development in recent decades.'
'Although in some areas there are still considerable gaps, overall the availability of data and, more importantly, the awareness that these data need to be used, have grown. It is important to use this potential this time around to get the metrics right.'
'Employment has become a burning issue in policy circles since the late 2000s... but it continues to come as an afterthought in economic strategies. A more comprehensive (people-centred) approach is urgently needed.'