Sabina Alkire is the director of the recently launched Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative at Queen Elizabeth House. Its objective is to conduct research and develop capacity to operationalise a new development model focused on human wellbeing. She is also research associate with the Global Equity Initiative at Harvard University. She is the co-author (with Edmund Newell) of What Can One Person Do? which brings together theological reflections on poverty with information about the Millennium Development Goals and practical suggestions for individuals and groups to work for poverty reduction.