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What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
What is the multidimensional poverty assessment tool
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  • 1. The Multidimensional Poverty AssessmentTool: An introduction Alasdair Cohen MPAT Project Manager MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome
  • 2. Presentation overview MPAT  What it is  How it works  How we built & evaluated it  How to implement MPAT  How to use the MPAT Excel Spreadsheet  Quick introduction to the 2014 User’s Guide MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 2
  • 3. What it is  A survey-based, thematic, indicator  A method for collecting and organizing rural people’s perceptions MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome #Theme # # # # # # Composite vs Thematic indicators 3
  • 4. What it is  Assess ten core dimensions of rural life, livelihoods, and wellbeing*  Is an enabling environment in place? MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome *For more information see: Cohen, A. (2010).The Multidimensional PovertyAssessment Tool:A New Framework for Measuring Rural Poverty. Development in Practice, 20, 887-897. 4
  • 5. What it is  A collection of composite indicators presented together MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 5
  • 6. How MPAT works MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome  Use surveys to collect data about people’s perceptions 6
  • 7. How MPAT works MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome The Household Survey  Administered in an interview format (~35 minutes)  Easy to complete  Range of responses already coded  Formatted for easy quality control & data entry And Village-level Survey 7
  • 8. How MPAT works MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome  Survey data is transformed to 1- 10 scale (valuation)  Indicators are used to organize these data (weighting)  Subcomponents combined into components (now at a 10-100 scale) 8
  • 9. How MPAT works MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 9
  • 10. How we built it  Custom-designed from the bottom up (2007-2009)  Based on input from international experts* See 2009 MPAT Book and 2014 User’s Guide for acknowledgements Beijing (2008) New Delhi (2009) Rome (2009) MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome *For more information see: Cohen & Saisana (2014). Quantifying the qualitative: Eliciting expert input to develop the Multidimensional PovertyAssessment Tool. Journal of Development Studies. 1, 35-5010
  • 11. How we built it  Multiple rounds of testing & refinement (2008-2009) MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 11
  • 12. How we built it  Beta version released early 2010 MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 12
  • 13. How we built it  Training projects to use the beta version (2012-2013) Bangladesh (2012) Mozambique (2013) Additional improvements made to the tool and training programs MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 13
  • 14. How we built it  Feedback from non-IFAD users also incorporated, for example: Kenya (2011 & 2013) India (2011) China (2013) MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome Nuru International (NGO) Indian Institute of Technology Chinese CDC (MoH) 14
  • 15. How we evaluated it  Independent evaluation  European Commission JRC  Peer-reviewed journal papers  Journal of Development Studies  Development in Practice  2014 User’s Guide peer review  Wageningen University MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 15
  • 16. How to implement MPAT  Simple sampling approach (16-30 villages, 30 households per village)  Field-tested training program for enumerators MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 16
  • 17. How to implement MPAT  Extensive focus on quality control & data entry MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 17
  • 18. How to implement MPAT  Excel Spreadsheet automatically calculates indicators/results MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 18
  • 19. Using the MPAT Excel Spreadsheet  Intentionally used Excel as the platform (accessible & simple)  Spreadsheet “does the math” for the user (in a transparent way) MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 19
  • 20. Using the MPAT Excel Spreadsheet  Automatically calculates results for each household MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 20 For subcomponents For components
  • 21. Using the MPAT Excel Spreadsheet  Automatically calculates results for each village (and entire project) MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 21
  • 22. Using the MPAT Excel Spreadsheet Break for real-time tour of the 2014 MPAT Excel Spreadsheet… MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 22
  • 23. A quick look at some results  Looking behind the component scores in rural Kenya MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome Data courtesy of Nuru International 23
  • 24. Quick introduction to the User’s Guide  Comprehensive, step-by- step instructions for all stages  Detailed lesson plans for:  Enumerator training  Supervisor training  Data entry training  Guidance on use for M&E, results analysis, customizing MPAT… …and much more MPAT: An Introduction | Alasdair Cohen | MPAT Launch Event - April 3, 2014 - IFAD Headquarters, Rome 24

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