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REGISTRATION OPENS: Ninth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics

EVENT

ICAS is an annual conference that focuses on fostering and leveraging best practices and research in response to the changing needs and opportunities for agricultural statistics. The conference brings together experts from around the world to share research and operational accomplishments, and to explore the latest methodological innovations by countries and development partners. 

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Opportunities and challenges in the use of alternative data sources to study migratory phenomena

JOINT SEMINAR

Focusing on migration studies, Stefano M. Iacus from Harvard University first gives an overview of the current state of data innovation in the scientific literature and then points out at areas in which data innovation has the most concrete potential. He concludes by showing some applications of these data sources and related methodologies to the study of the current Ukrainian crisis.

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Conference on Measuring Income, Wealth and Well-being in Africa

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The Rome Center for Development Data offered two sessions on measuring income and wealth in household surveys during a conference called “Measuring Income, Wealth and Well-being in Africa” in Arusha, Tanzania.

The conference took place between November 10-13, 2022 and was hosted by the International Association for Research on Income and Wealth (IARIW) and the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics (TNBS).

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Training workshop on Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Assessment and Fiscal Incidence Analysis

WORKSHOP

This workshop focused on the construction of CEQ Income concepts, the estimation of fiscal equity impact indicators and their interpretation, CEQ extensions for gender equality, with Ethiopia-specific examples of CEQ Assessments and extensions.

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LSMS for Nutrition – Learning Hub

CONFERENCE

The LSMS for Nutrition Learning Hub aims to support and enable the generation and use of household survey data to inform nutrition-related research, programs and policies. 

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Algeria ONS study visit: Using household surveys for welfare analysis

WORKSHOP

This workshop aims to share knowledge on good practices for the use of household surveys for welfare analysis.

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The 18th International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy features the LSMS-ISA survey and research activities

CONFERENCE

The 18th International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy, organized by the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA), took place from July 23-24, 2021. During the conference, the Central Statistics Agency and the LSMS team disseminated survey and research activities from LSMS-ISA project, to provide detailed content and implementation arrangements of the Ethiopia Socioeconomic Survey and the Ethiopia High-Frequency Phone Survey of Households.

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Gero Carletto delivers keynote speech at the EAAE Congress

VIRTUAL CONGRESS

The XVI EAAE Congress stimulates three days of interactions among scholars, businesses, policy makers and representatives from civil society which will improve farming and life in Europe and beyond. After its postponement due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Congress took place on 20-23 July, 2021.

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Shining a brighter light: Data-driven evidence on adoption and diffusion of agriculture innovations in Ethiopia

VIRTUAL SEMINAR

How can we measure the impact of agricultural research and innovations in a world that is rapidly changing and facing climate-related challenges? A recent webinar on “Shining a brighter light: Data-driven evidence on adoption and diffusion of agriculture innovations in Ethiopia” organized by the CGIAR in coordination with The World Bank in January 2021, discussed these key issues.

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COVID-19: assessment of the mode effect on official statistics

ONLINE LEARNING EVENT

This webinar assessed the impact of data collection mode on official statistics and the current methodologies NSOs are using to distinguish the mode effect from the pandemic effect.

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The impact of COVID-19 on National Statistical Offices and the Future of Official Statistics

ONLINE LEARNING EVENT

In this webinar, Francesca Perucci from UNSD and Gero Carletto, Manager of Data Production and Methods in DECDG, presented the results from the three rounds of the survey of NSOs during COVID-19 jointly conducted by the World Bank and the United National Statistical Division.

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Labour market impacts of COVID-19 in four African countries using phone survey

Online learning event

This webinar provides an overview of the labor market impacts of the pandemic among individuals in Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda. The analysis is based on the data from the first wave of World Bank-supported phone surveys, conducted during the period of May-June 2020.

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LSMS supported the National Household Forest Survey in Liberia

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The main findings from the Liberia NHFS are collected in the report People and Forest Interface: Contribution of Liberia’s Forests to Household Incomes, Subsistence, and Resilience.

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Uganda High-Frequency Phone Survey on COVID-19: Results from round 1

COVID-19 Phone Surveys

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) program and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, disseminated the microdata and results from the first round of the Uganda High-Frequency Phone Survey on COVID-19 (UHFPS) on August 18, 2020.

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Improving the Availability and Quality of Individual-Level Data on Women and Youth

Workshop

28-29 November 2018, Rome - The workshop brought together experts and institutions active in different domains of relevance to the women and youth employment policy and research agendas, to discuss priority areas identified by the project team and how the project can approach them for maximum impact.

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Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 in Four African Countries: Watch the Event Recording

Online learning event

This webinar provides an overview of the socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic among individuals and households in Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda. Watch the event recording here.

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Online Talks: Bridging research and policy responses to COVID-19

Online event

Two online talks on bridging research and policy responses to COVID-19 will bring together academics and policymakers to synthetize responses on the future of the value chain, food security, women, youth and vulnerable groups in the post-coronavirus era.

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Building resilient migration systems in the Mediterranean region. Lessons from COVID-19

EVENT

This event focuses on how a more resilient migration system would help to enhance the wellbeing of both migrant and native populations for generations to come.

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Measuring Learning through the Lifecycle in Multi-Topic National Household Surveys: Options for low-income countries

Workshop

3-4 February 2020, Washington D.C. - Experts on learning assessments and from major international survey programs gathered at the World Bank’s Headquarters in Washington DC to discuss challenges and opportunities to address gaps in the availability of learning data in low- and middle-income countries.

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World Bank helps facilitate Italian-Moroccan partnership in official statistics production

PARTNERSHIP

The Haut Commissariat au Plan (HCP) of Morocco and the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) signed on January 8th in Rabat a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at consolidating bilateral cooperation between the two institutions in the field of statistics.