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Research into what is seen as necessary for life in Mexico has been undertaken and a research collaboration into multi-dimensional poverty and the public's views is currently underway in Brazil. There are a number of other projects currently under way in countries in Central and South America using the consensual or similar method. Details of these projects will be posted shortly. There are none to date in the USA or Canada.

Brasil poverty

Researchers from the University of Campinas, the University of Sao Paulo, the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Faculdade de Direito do Sul de Minas, the Pontifical Catholic University and the University of Londrina are collaborating with Cardiff University on measuring multi-dimensional poverty using the consensual approach. 

Poor Mexican family

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has launched its annual flagship report on "World Employment and Social Outlook 2018" which includes an improved methodology for measuring working poverty.

Mexico City financial district skyline

People in Mexcio have a relative and a wide view of what should constitute a minimum standard of living, covering essential services such as a pension, nursery care and housing credit as well as durables such as a fridge and computer.  Read more.