Khaufelo Raymond Lekobane is a postgraduate researcher at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). He is a statistician by training, and he has both quantitative and qualitative research skills. His current research interests include poverty (multidimensional poverty), social protection, Leaving No One Behind and multidimensional poverty, welfare and inequality.
Khaufelo is working on his PhD thesis titled ‘Multidimensional Poverty in Botswana: Leaving No One Behind’, supervised by Keetie Roelen, Stephen Devereux and Giel Ton. The thesis aims at constructing the first individual-level multidimensional poverty index for Botswana to identify those left behind. The research also examines whether those left behind benefit from the country’s rich social protection programmes. Part of his work has been published as IDS working paper, peer-reviewed journal, and has been presented in international conferences. Apart from his PhD work, Khaufelo is working as a research fellow for the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) as a research fellow.