Statistics Course on ‘Living Conditions, Poverty and Cross-Cutting Social Issues’ in Qatar
Date : 28-30 April 2019 Venue : Doha Qatar

SESRIC organised a Statistics Course on ‘Living Conditions, Poverty and Cross-Cutting Social Issues’ on 28-30 April 2019 at the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) of Qatar within the framework of OIC Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme.

Ms. Maha Dawas, Head of Poverty Statistics at Department of Statistics of Jordan (DoS), conducted the course with the participation of relevant officials of the PSA of Qatar.

The Course included discussion activities with a focus on the following topics:

  • Definition of surveys, expenditure and consumption survey-panel surveys:
    • Explanation of expenditure and consumption Survey
    • Consumption concepts to measuring standards of living
    • The methodology of expenditure and consumption surveys
  • Data sources of measurement and analysis of poverty and inequality
  • Poverty concepts:
    • Monetary poverty
    • Multi-dimensional poverty
  • Determining poverty line:
    • Absolute poverty line; Extreme poverty line; Nonfood poverty line
  • Measuring poverty indicators:
    • Poverty rate; poverty gap; poverty severity
  • Poverty profile
  • Measuring inequality indicators
    • Lorenz curve
    • Gini coefficient
  • Middle class in Arab countries.

For more information on OIC Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme and its activities, please visit: http://www.oicstatcom.org/statcab.php

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