Study Visit on 'Poverty Statistics' in Egypt
Date: 27-29 December 2015
Venue: Cairo - Egypt

Carried out under the support of COMCEC PCM Programme and coordinated by SESRIC, the project titled “Improving Statistical Capacities of OIC Member Countries in Poverty Statistics” aims at building statistical capacity in poverty statistics and overall contributing to the National Statistical Systems of the member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) through capacity building programs including short-term trainings.

Within the framework of the project, SESRIC organised the Study Visit on ‘Poverty Statistics’ at the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt on 27-29 December 2015. The study visit was facilitated by Mrs. Soad Ahmed Eldowa, Advisor of the Agency’s Chief for Population Statistics and Censuses Affairs at CAPMAS with the participation of relevant expert of Central Statistical Organization (CSO) of Republic of Iraq. The expert from CSO of Iraq who visited CAPMAS of Egypt will provide the same training topics to the relevant officials of CSO after completion of the mission.

As defined in the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA Rev. 1 - October 2009), Poverty Statistics includes work on multidimensional methods to measure poverty. The subject area “Poverty Statistics’” is currently classified under the “Multi-domain statistics and indicators” activity of the “Environment and multi-domain statistics” domain.

The study visit focused on the following topics:

A. Statistical Package SPSS and Material Deprivation

  • Definition of income, expenditure and consumption survey – case of Egypt 2012-2013
  • Definition of raw data files of income and expenditure survey 2012-2013
  • Definition of the Statistical Package - SPSS
  • Exercises on the Statistical Package SPSS using income and expenditure data
  • Concept of Material Deprivation
  • Measures of Material Deprivation
  • Exercises on Measurement of Material Poverty

B. Multidimensional Poverty and Child Poverty

  • Concept of Multidimensional Poverty and the relation between it and the Material Poverty
  • Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)
  • Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) using SPSS
  • Concept of Children Poverty
  • How to use Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for Children Poverty
  • Exercises on how to use Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for Children Poverty
  • Studying the Poor People’s Profiles
  • Studying the Poor Children’s Profiles
  • General Discussion

2014-SESRIC-016 Project “Improving Statistical Capacities of OIC Member Countries in Poverty Statistics” is funded by the COMCEC.