Presenter/s: Australian National University, International Women's Development Agency, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Event type: Conference
Event date: Monday, 6 April 2020 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, 8 April 2020 - 5:00pm
Event venue: Crawford School of Public Policy, 132 Lennox Crossing, ANU
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World leaders in poverty, gender equality and development policy will gather in Canberra in April to discuss the relationship between multi-dimensional poverty and individual characteristics such as gender, disability and age.
The Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) ‘Measure What Matters’ Global Conference will showcase our ground-breaking Australian-led initiative which is transforming the way in which poverty is measured. To effectively address global poverty, policy and programming must be directed by robust, individual, multidimensional and gender-sensitive data. The IDM ‘Measure What Matters’ Global Conference will present the conceptual foundations and methodological approach of the IDM, and showcase the research findings of IDM studies and their value in guiding policy response.
The conference will run from 6 - 8 April 2020 at The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, and explore the IDM’s contribution to meaningful progress on poverty reduction.
About the IDM
The Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) is a new, gender-sensitive measure of multidimensional poverty, developed to assess deprivation at the individual level in order to overcome limitations of household-level poverty measurement approaches. The current IDM Program is a partnership between The Australian National University, International Women’s Development Agency and the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.