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.
Download the full “The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty” report.
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