In 2020, IWDA and the Australian National University concluded a four-year program of work funded by the Australian Government to ready the Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) for global use. A multi-component end-line review was undertaken to assess the extent to which the IDM Program achieved its intended outcomes, identify any unintended outcomes, capture learning about enablers and inhibitors, and inform future directions.
Evaluative activities included related studies to assess the costs and contributions of the IDM. Development Initiatives undertook both of these reviews.
The contributions study provided an assessment of the IDM’s contribution to the measurement landscape of both poverty and inequality, in relation to the dimensions measured by the IDM.
The companion study on costs considered the implementation contexts to date for the IDM and the experience of other multi-topic surveys to assess the IDM’s costs comparatively and identify issues for consideration in moving forward.