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Regional Workshop on Poverty Measurement in Arab countries

Tunisia, Tunis
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  • The regional workshop aims to discuss implementation strategies on household surveys through the introduction and discussion of several studies commissioned by ESCWA on the availability of information and data gaps in existing household surveys in the Arab region and make recommendations for their improvement, including 1. feasibility of undertaking high frequency surveys, 2. methods of small area estimation of poverty, 3. measures of perceived discrimination and 4. a critical review of MPI in the Arab region, with a focus on measurement issues. The workshop also aims to identify and discuss best practices and lessons learned at regional level and benefit from countries’ experiences in measuring poverty and inequality and to identify the training needs of countries in this field.


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