The Education Thematic Group is excited to share the 2nd Spotlight Series interview with Professor Sandra Boni. Professor Boni is a professor at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain) and a deputy Director of INGENIO (CSIC-UOV). She is an honorary professor at the University of the Free State in South Africa and adjunct professor at the Universidad de Ibagué. Her research interests focus on human development, higher education, global citizenship and transformative innovation. She is an active member of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium. Professor Boni is also one of the editors of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. In this interview she shares more about her work.HDCA Webinar 2021 Education HDCA Videos
This webinar is the third and the final one in our series on Operationalisation and Measurement of the Capability Approach using various types of data. In this webinar, we discuss the dynamics and the challenges involved in operationalising the primary data. While collection of primary data entails greater autonomy in collection of data, the sample size becomes a limitation and issues regarding representativeness of the data are more acute. Our speakers discuss the frameworks they employed and how they attained balance between the two concerns. With one study being based on households with children in Rome and the other focusing on women in Sri Lanka, the webinar offers interesting comparisons on the notions of subjective well being and deprivation.
Dr. Paolo Raciti, Researcher (Social Inclusion Structure), National Institute for the Analysis of Public Policies (INAPP)
Matteo D’Emilione, Researcher (Social Inclusion Division), INAPP
Dr Melissa Langworthy (Senior Researcher, Ladysmith)
Moderator: Prof Heath Henderson, Associate Professor (Economics), Drake UniversityHDCA Webinar 2021 Quantitative Research Methods
This webinar is dedicated to the analysis of the different ways of seeing the participation of boys and girls in different regions of the planet during the time of the pandemic. The first presentation conducts a review of the participation of children in South America from the perspective of the CA, considering that in the history of South America participation plays a major role trying to resolve injustice and inequalities. The second presentation suggest that the CA would benefit from integrating a concept of participation as presented in the work of Freire and that in turn the CA can be a framework for the elaboration of methodologies and approaches in line with such concept. The third presentation explores the ways in which the CA used in combination with critical pedagogy can enable children from high poverty neighborhoods in Scotland to engage in deep thinking and active involvement on shaping the policy decisions and social programs that concern them. The fourth presentation reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy, where all schools and universities were closed and distance learning was adopted; preliminary results show that the drastic reduction in relational capabilities has severely impacted on children´s mental health and capabilities to participate.HDCA Webinar 2021 Children and Youth Education Participatory Methods HDCA Videos
Speaker: Sabina Alkire Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), a research centre within the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford.
Since HDCA was launched in 2004, applications of well-being and multidimensional poverty have gained ground, including applications drawing from the Capability Approach. It has been a period of intense reflection, experimentation, hope, competition, and learning. In parallel, the data environment and availability of qualitative, quantitative, and participatory data has bounded forward, as has policy interest in topics central to the capability approach. This has truly been a fertile period. This talk reviews a few advances, then focuses on and calls for creative investment in some high priority gaps.HDCA Webinar 2021 HDCA Videos
Presenter: Dr. Karen Scott, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Exeter University
The conceptualisation and measurement of wellbeing has become a significant policy concern over the last two decades. Many local, national, supranational and international governance bodies have engaged intensively in research to develop wellbeing indicators. Slower, however, has been the transition to using these wellbeing indicators for policy development and implementation, with there being significant critique of how governance bodies have approached this agenda. In this webinar, Dr. Scott will cover the main critiques and challenges in using wellbeing indicators as policy instruments based on her interest in knowledge politics and epistemic justice. By drawing on her own research and experience of local and central government in the UK and New Zealand, she will argue for more democratic and context-based research, as well as systematic reviews of qualitative evidence on wellbeing, to inform policy.HDCA Webinar 2021 HDCA Videos
Presentation: Dr. Nicolai Suppa, Research Associate, OPHI and Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow, the Centre for Demographic Studies (Barcelona)
Commentators: Prof. Suman Seth (University of Leeds) and Prof. Flavio Comim (HDCA founding member and Ramon Llull University)
This webinar engages with the aspects of measurement of deprivations in social participation, an important but so far neglected dimension of human well-being. Operationalization and empirical implementation of the capability approach are essential to advance in the quantitative understanding of the new challenges of the field. Using high-quality survey data for Germany, we discuss in-depth axioms on poverty and deprivations and social participation.
This webinar features a panel discussion on developing multidimensional wellbeing measures in varied contexts and with diverse data sources. Panelists: Jaya Krishnakumar, Professor of Econometrics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland; Giulia Greco, Assistant Professor in Health Economics in the Department for Global Health and Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and Enrica Chiappero-Martinetti, Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Pavia.HDCA Webinar 2021 HDCA Videos
In this workshop for graduate students working with the capability approach or human development, Graciela Tonon (Universidad de Palermo and Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina), makes a presentation and leads a discussion on writing for policy makers. Researchers and policy makers experience different situations in their daily work life and writing is one of the key actions to improve their relationship.HDCA Webinar 2021 HDCA Videos
June 9, 2021
Speaker: Sarah Hart, University of Hartford, CT
While many young adults look forward to leaving school with a sense of both excitement and apprehension, individuals with significant disabilities may approach this critical life stage far more passively. This webinar describes how the capability approach framed qualitative research studies conducted on the perspectives of young adults with significant disabilities living through these experiences in the United States and Aotearoa New Zealand. Opportunities are examined for dignified transition procedures that benefit individuals and lead towards a more equitable society.HDCA Webinar 2021 Health and Disability HDCA Videos