Project Summary

Our report summarizing all of the key findings from the project will be posted here shortly.  The final report is the best place to learn about the research question, methodology, methods, results, and the new proposed tool for measuring individual deprivation.  For readers interested in more in depth information, see the information below from the three phases of research.

A draft chapter summarizing the research and situating it within broader debates about the measurmenent of well being is available here.

Phase Three Data and Reports

The third phase survey for households is available here, and the individual survey is here (in English and Filipino). 

A brief report from our data collection partner, Pulse Asia, is available here.

The SPSS file for converting categorical survey answers into ordinal scoring is available upon request, as is a file that converts unweighted to weighted scores for each respondent.

Phase Two Data and Reports

The second phase field guide and questionnaire is available here.

The second phase analyzed data is here.  Discussion of the second phase findings is available in the summary report.

Site specific analyzed data and raw data is available upon request.  Translated versions of the questionaiires are also available upon request.

Phase One Reports

The first phase report from Angola is available here.

The first phase report from Fiji is available here.

The first phase report from Indonesia is available here.

The first phase report from Mozambique is available here.

The first phase report from Malawi is available here.

The first phase report from the Phillipines is available here. Separate reports from each of three field sites are available here, here, and here.

The field guide for the first phase is available here.  

Details regarding the first phase methods are also included in the final project summary document.

Project Publications

This section includes more formal publications that directly refer to work conducted during our project.  This section will be updated as numerous outputs from the project are published.

Thomas Pogge and Nicole Rippin, "Universal Agenda on Multiple Dimensions of Poverty", Background Paper, High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Alison Jaggar and Scott Wisor, "Feminist Methodology in Practice: Lessons From a Research Program"Just Methods: An Interdisciplinary Reader, ed. A Jaggar (Paradigm, 2013)

Alison Jaggar, "Does Poverty Wear a Woman's Face?  Some Moral Dimensions of a Transnational Research Project." Hypatia 2013 (28:2), 240-246.

    Previous Publications

For previous publications from team members on issues related to the research project, please consult the sources below.

Sharon Bessell

"Methodologies for Gender-sensitive and Pro-poor Poverty Measures" in Sylvia Chant (ed.) International Handbook on Gender and Poverty, Edward Elgar, 2010.

"Indonesian Children’s Views and Experiences of Work and Poverty", Social Policy and Society, 8(4), 2009.

(co-edited with Dr Kathy Robinson), Women, Gender and Development in Indonesia, ISEAS, Singapore, 2002.

Priya Chattier

‘Thinking ‘small’ through Paaru’s story: Understanding Poverty from Gender Perspective’, Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 3(2), 2005.

‘The Capability Approach: Mainstreaming Gender into Poverty Discourses of Fiji’, Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 5 (2), 2007.

‘Exploring the Capability Approach with the Bargaining Model: new methodologies for gender-sensitive poverty measures in Fiji', Journal of Pacific Studies (in press)                                  

Jo Crawford

Willetts J, Halcrow G, Carrard N, Rowland, C and Crawford J, “Addressing two critical MDGs together: gender in water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives”, Pacific Economic Bulletin, Vo. 25, No. 1, 2010, pp 162-176. 

Halcrow G, Rowland C, Willetts J, Crawford J and Carrard N (2010), Resource Guide: Working effectively with women and men in water, sanitation and hygiene programs, International Women’s Development Agency and Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. 

Kieran Donaghue

"Human Rights, Development INGOs and Priorities for Action” in Keith Horton & Chris Roche (eds.) Ethical Questions and International NGOs, Springer, 2010.

"Microfinance in the Asia Pacific", Asian-Pacific Economic Literature,vol. 18, no. 1, May 2004.

Alison Jaggar

“Transnational Cycles of Gendered Vulnerability: A Prologue to a Theory of Global Gender Injustice,” Philosophical Topics, Volume 37, Number 1, Spring, 2009.

“The Philosophical Challenges of Global Gender Justice,” editor’s introduction to Philosophical Topics, Volume 37, Number 1, Spring 2009.

“Challenging Women’s Global Inequalities: Some Priorities for Western Philosophers,” Philosophical Topics, 30:2 (fall, 2002) pp. 229-253.

Vulnerable Women and Neo-liberal Globalization: Debt Burdens Undermine Women’s Health in the Global South,” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 23:6 (2002) 425-440.

 “Is Globalization Good for Women?” Comparative Literature 53:4 (2001) pp. 298-314.

“A Feminist Critique of the Alleged Southern Debt,” in Hypatia, 17:4 (Fall, 2002) 119-142.

Janet Hunt

"Assessing poverty, gender and well-being in 'Northern' indigenous communities.  International Handbook of Gender & Poverty," in Sylvia Chant (ed.) International Handbook on Gender and Poverty, Edward Elgar, 2010.

‘Gender and Development’, in Kingsbury, D., McKay, J., Hunt, J., McGillivray, M,  and Clarke, M (eds)., International Development: Issues and Challenges, Palgrave, 2008.

'Gender and Economic Governance', Development Bulletin, No 51, March 2000.

Amy Liu

"Economic transition and gender wage gap in Vietnam: 1992-2002" in Sylvia Chant (ed.) International Handook on Gender and Poverty, Edward Elgar, 2010.

Thomas Pogge

“Beyond the MDGs: A Fair Deal for the World’s Poor,” in RSA Journal (2011).

Politics as Usual: What Lies behind the Pro-Poor Rhetoric (Cambridge: Polity Press 2010).

“A Critique of the Capability Approach,” in Harry Brighouse and Ingrid Robeyns, eds.: Measuring Justice: Primary Goods and Capabilities (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2010), 17–60.

“How Not to Count the Poor,” authored with Sanjay Reddy, in Sudhir Anand, Paul Segal and Joseph Stiglitz, eds.: Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010), 42–85.

“How Many Poor People Should There Be? A Rejoinder to Ravallion” in Sudhir Anand, Paul Segal and Joseph Stiglitz, eds.: Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010), 102–114.

“Advancing the Scope of Gender and Poverty Indices: An Agenda and Work in Progress” in Sylvia Chant, ed.: The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2010), 53–58.

“Elaboración de índices de pobreza y equidad de género moralmente plausibles: Un programa de investigación,” in Paulette Dieterlen, ed.: Los derechos económicos y sociales: una mirada desde la filosofía (Ciudad de México: Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas 2010), 211–224.

“World Poverty” in John Skorupski, ed.: Routledge Companion to Ethics (London: Routledge 2010), 796–807.

Absolute Poverty and Global Justice: Empirical Data – Moral Theories – Initiatives, edited with Elke Mack, Michael Schramm, and Stephan Klasen (Aldershot: Ashgate 2009). 

“Developing Morally Plausible Indices of Poverty and Gender Equity: A Research Program,” in Alison Jaggar, ed.: Global Gender Justice, special issue of Philosophical Topics 37/2 (2009).

“Die Entwicklung moralisch plausibler Indizes für Armut und Geschlechtergleichstellung: ein Forschungsprogramm,” in Zeitschrift für Politik 3/2009, 300–327.

“How World Poverty is Measured and Tracked,” in Rights and Development Bulletin 1/10 (2008), 5–13; reprinted in Absolute Poverty and Global Justice as chapter 3.

“Growth and Inequality: Understanding Recent Trends and Political Choices,” in Dissent 55/1 (Winter 2008), 66–75,; thoroughly updated reprint “Growth is Good! — but What Growth?” in Ayelet Banai, Miriam Ronzoni, and Christian Schemmel, eds.: Social Justice, Global Dynamics: Theoretical and Empirical Connections (London: Routledge 2011); updated version in Politics as Usual, chapter 5.

“Where the Line is Drawn: A Rejoinder to Ravallion,” International Poverty Centre One-Pager 69 (October 2008), at

“A Consistent Measure of Real Poverty: A Response to Ravallion,” International Poverty Centre One-Pager 54 (May 2008), at

“Unknown: Extent, Distribution and Trend of Global Income Poverty” (Thomas Pogge and Sanjay Reddy) in Economic and Political Weekly 41/22 (June 3–9, 2006), 2241–2247; reprinted in Bharti Thakar, ed.: Global Poverty: Eradication Strategies (Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press 2007). —

“Moral Priorities for International Human Rights NGOs” in Daniel A. Bell and Jean-Marc Coicaud, eds.: Ethics in Action: The Ethical Challenges of International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations (Tokyo: United Nations University Press, and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2007), 218–256.

“‘How not to count the poor’ — Defizite und Schwächen der MDG-Indikatoren,” in Für eine Handvoll Dollars?, Global Policy Forum Europe und terre des hommes, February 2007.

“Extreme Poverty Statistics,” in HD Insights, HDR Networks, July 2007, Issue 10,

“Two Reflections on the First United Nations Millennium Development Goal” in Thomas Mappes and Jane Zembaty, eds.: Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy, 7th edition (Columbus OH: McGraw Hill 2006).

"The First UN Millennium Development Goal: a Cause for Celebration?" in Journal of Human Development 5/3 (2004), 377–397, and in Real World Justice, 317–338 (ch.18),; updated version in Politics as Usual, chapter 3. German: “Das erste Millennium-Entwicklungsziel: Ein Grund zum Feiern?,” in Entwicklungspolitik 12/13 (Juni 2005), 33–37; updated Spanish version "El primer objetivo de desarollo de ONU para el milenio: ¿Un motivo de celebración?," chapter 7 in Thomas Pogge: Hacer justicia a la humanidad: Problemas de ética práctica (Ciudad de México: Fondo de Cultura Económica 2009).

Scott Wisor

"Against Shallow Ponds: An Argument Against Singer's Approach to Global Poverty" in Journal of Global Ethics, 7 (1), 2011.

Measuring Global Poverty: Toward a Pro-Poor Approach, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

"Poverty and Poverty Alleviation" in (eds.) Mark Juergensmeyer and Helmut Anheier, Encyclopedia of Global Studies, forthcoming.

"Poverty", with Christian Barry, in (ed.) Hugh Lafollete, International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming.