Poverty research wins Oxford prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Oxford University has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the development of innovative poverty measurement for more effective policymaking.

The University of Oxford is among 22 UK educational institutions announced as winners of Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for research carried out by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). Her Majesty The Queen approved the award of Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in the thirteenth round of the scheme.

OPHI is a research centre, based in the Oxford Department of International Development, whose aim is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is grounded in people’s experiences and values. It is the only research centre in the world that focuses on multidimensional poverty. In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, it designed the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) which provides a more comprehensive view of poverty across over 100 developing countries, giving policymakers the tools they need to make more effective, efficient, and coordinated programs to combat poverty and improve the lives of the poor. 

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