- First post by Duncan Green of Oxfam 
- A critique by Martin Ravallion , World Bank research director and poverty measurement guru
- A defense by one of the index’s co-creators , Sabina Alkire, with
- My two cents , and among the many excellent comments:
- One from Gonzalo Hernández, who worked on Mexico’s MPI 
- A response from James Foster, co-creator of the index known to development economists as one of the masterminds behind the Foster-Greer-Thorbecke poverty indices
Also check out additional reflections on the MPI from Laura Freschi at Aid Watch , Matt at Aid Thoughts , and at Roving Bandit , several post by Lee (with whom I shared Ethiopian food in Nairobi last week.)
This is probably the best online debate of all time on poverty measurement! It’s particularly exciting because as I said in my post this is very much a live debate within the World Bank. What do you think? How is the MPI perceived in your country? Should World Bank poverty economists calculate and promote the MPI?