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Nigeria releases new report on poverty and inequality in country

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recently released the “2019 Poverty and Inequality in Nigeria” report, which highlights that 40 percent of the total population, or almost 83 million people, live below the country’s poverty line of 137,430 naira ($381.75) per year.


C4D2 training in Uganda strengthens capacity in measuring consumption through household surveys

A five-day training on “Measuring Consumption through Household Surveys” took place at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, in collaboration with the Center for Development Data of the World Bank.  


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

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.


The Disability Guidebook is out

Developed by the LSMS team together with the World Bank’s Social Development Global Practice, the guidebook offers guidance and a set of practical recommendations to survey practitioners on how to collect high-quality individual-level data on disabilities in household surveys.