IPPA Public Lecture: Multidimensional Poverty
30 November 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Dr. Moritz Meyer, Dr. Saida Ismailakhunova
World Bank, Poverty and Equity Program in Central Asia
How do living conditions differ across the population, and how is income and wealth distributed? How many households live in poverty and what are their characteristics? Which policies support higher living standards for all households in the country? Measures of welfare and wellbeing of the population are important instruments to describe development progress in a country and support civil society and policy makers to monitor development progress and coordinate policies around poverty reduction. Poverty is often seen as a deprivation in wellbeing, a lack of key capabilities, and a type of “economic scarcity” of basic needs. This presentation reviews different approaches to describe welfare and wellbeing in a country, and then uses the multidimensional measure for Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic to illustrate how a non-monetary measure of welfare captures the complexity, depth and persistence of poverty and offers important information to complement the analysis of monetary (consumption) poverty.
Dr. Moritz Meyer is an economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank, working on the topics of poverty measurement, distributional analysis and labor markets with a particular focus on the South Caucasus, Central Asia and the European Union. He earned his Master degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Mannheim and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute in Florence. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Meyer worked in the research department at the Asian Development Bank and the International Labor Organization.
Dr. Saida Ismailakhunova is an economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice. Ms. Ismailakhunova works for the Central Asia Poverty team on poverty and equity issues, strengthening national statistical system and social protection. Prior to joining the World Bank, Ms. Ismailakhunova worked for 7 years as the Head of the Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting division in the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic. She holds PhD of the Russian Federation in Economics and a Master Degree in Public Policy (Tokyo, Japan).
University of Central Asia
138 Toktogul Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
2nd Floor Conference Room.
The presentation will be in English. Russian translation provided upon prior request.
The lecture will be delivered by the World Bank Poverty and Equity Program in the Kyrgyz Republic.
* Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.