The quality of people’s lives is determined across many dimensions and in each of these dimensions we observe inequalities. The Multidimensional Inequality Framework (MIF) provides a systematic approach to conceptualising and measuring these inequalities. It is theoretically grounded in Amaryta Sen’s capability approach, which directs us to consider what aspects of life are essential to ensuring that people are capable of living a life they have reason to value and would choose for themselves.
This innovative Framework has been specifically designed so that it can be adapted to measure multidimensional inequality around the world. Whether you are a policy maker, work for an NGO, or are an academic or researcher, all of the tools and resources necessary to do this can be found on these pages.