An overview is given of multidimensional poverty, which embraces a diverse range of characteristics such as limited financial resources, material deprivation, social isolation, exclusion and powerlessness, and physical and psychological ill-being. A set of reading materials which discuss the competing rationales and operation of the concept of multidimensional poverty is listed, and a set of questions to guide reading is presented.
Walker, R. Multidimensional Poverty. GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack no. 22. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2015) 7 pp.