SDG 1 seeks to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere. Over the last two decades, public debate has shifted emphasis from an income-based poverty measurement to a focus on multi-dimensional poverty. There is broad agreement that an income-only measure is insufficient. International development actors agree in general on this and recognize the multi-dimensionality and complexity of poverty. Nevertheless, the income-based measure remains the most commonly used to monitor poverty.
This Amphitheatre Session will debate the difficulties faced in moving from an income-based to a multi-dimensional measurement of poverty. It will focus on what Southern approaches to poverty measurement have to offer other development co-operation actors.