SOPHIA Oxford was formed by Oxford University, as a not-for-profit partner of Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). Over the past decade OPHI has developed the field of multidimensional measurement, focused primarily on poverty and wellbeing, expanding its research and social policy uses. The OPHI multidimensional poverty approach has been adopted by the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank and as an official measure of poverty by more than thirty countries. SOPHIA Oxford is an incubator creating commercial applications of this world class methodology for the private sector and capital markets.
Our vision is a world in which the private sector, governments and communities harness their abilities and resources in the global effort to end poverty.
We care about those who are poor in key life necessities. We care about those who are powerful and wealthy. We believe that in bringing them together, we can end poverty.
We care about measuring
poverty and vulnerability
in its many dimensions.
We care about using those measurements to shape
action that improves lives.
We care about the gender
and racial dynamics of
inequity and opportunity.