Who Decides How We Define Poverty?
ATD Fourth World, in partnership with Oxford University, conducted a participatory international research project called “The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty”. The project took place in six countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, France, Tanzania, the United Kingdom and the United States.
For three years, people living in poverty, professionals and academics worked together to clarify how we understand poverty and its multi-dimensional aspects. Research teams defined nine interdependent dimensions common to all six countries. The long-term goal of this project is to help develop better policies to eradicate of poverty.
Read more about this research and the nine dimensions of poverty:
- Three Dimensions That Make up the Core Experience of Poverty
- Lack of Resources Prevents People from Living with Dignity
- Relational Dynamics Shape the Experience of Poverty