Looking Inside the Household

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Knowing who is poor, in what ways and to what extent.

The Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) is a new, gender-sensitive measure of multidimensional poverty. It’s a ground-breaking measure developed to assess deprivation at the individual level.

By collecting information about 15 key dimensions of life – including those important to a gendered understanding of poverty like time-use, voice in the community and violence – the IDM can generate granular data to inform the work of global leaders, NSOs and policy makers to leave no one behind.

This page has been developed for attendees of the High Level Political Forum at the United Nationa in New York from 9-18 July.



IDM at the HLPF

IDM’s Joanne Crawford, Joanna Pradela and Susan Ward will be attending the HLPF in 2019. They will be meeting with IDM stakeholders and users. If you would like to set up a meeting, please email info@individualdeprivationmeasure.org or contact Joanne Crawford and Joanna Pradela over Twitter.




Working Paper: Measuring gender inequality within the household using the IDM in Fiji

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Fiji report: Exploring multidimensional poverty in Fiji

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The Fiji study in brief

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Find out more about the IDM



This short (4 minute long) video gives an introduction to the power of the IDM and the role it can play in leaving no one behind:

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