Dimensions of Poverty Sida’s Conceptual Framework

Dimensions of Poverty defines and describes Sida’s approach to multidimensional poverty. Development and poverty reduction must be understood holistically as part of a complex interplay of different forces that combine to enable or prevent change. Dimensions of Poverty defines a shared understanding of poverty that reflects the current realities of poverty, as well as the goals of today’s international and Swedish development cooperation, and hence contributes to more effective and relevant development cooperation. Four dimensions of poverty are defined in the policy framework: 1. Resources; 2. Opportunities and choice; 3. Power and voice; 4. Human security.

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