Dr Darlene Sebalj is the Senior Program Coordinator for the groundbreaking DFAT-funded Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) program. Dr Sebalj has an extensive background in university management and administration with a successful track record as a change agent at the process, operational, and organizational level. Her long-held passion for and commitment to the HE sector is reflected in recently conferred PhD work in which she developed a model designed to explain and interpret the dynamic between Academic and Professional Staff workplace engagement and university research performance.
The Individual Deprivation Measure:
Developed through a 4-year Australian Research Council funded Linkage project (Assessing development: designing better indices of poverty and gender equity) based at the ANU, the Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) is a new, gender-sensitive and multidimensional measure of poverty.
The IDM Program (http://individualdeprivationmeasure.org/) commenced in mid-2016 and is a partnership between The Australian National University, the International Women’s Development Agency (https://www.iwda.org.au/) and the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Our goal is that by 2020 the IDM is ready for global use as an individual measure of deprivation and a tool for tracking how development is changing the lives of the most deprived.
Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
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The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia