"A term developed by Amartya Sen that refers to the means which enable people to function. The term distinguishes intrinsic and instrumental capabilities - income, education, health, human rights, civil rights, etc. (Gordon and Spicker, 1999: 22)".
Source: Chronic Poverty Research Centre. 2009. "The Chronic Poverty Report 2008-09: Escaping Poverty Traps". Chronic Poverty Research Centre. <https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opini.... Accessed 23 October 2020.