PEP findings on the "effects of price subsidies reform on child poverty in Arab countries" to be discussed in Cairo in November.

November 23-25, 2015 - A synthesis paper on collaborative work between PEP and UNICEF in Egypt and Jordan to be discussed at the IARIW-CAPMAS Conference in Cairo, Egypt.

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On November 23-25, in Cairo (Egypt), a conference will be held by the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth - Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (IARIW-CAPMAS) under the theme: “Experiences and Challenges in Measuring National Income, Wealth, Poverty and Inequality in the Middle East and North Africa”. Through the presentation of several papers and related discussions, the objective of the conference is to further our understanding of developments in the areas of income levels, income growth, productivity, poverty and inequality in the Arab world, from an empirical and measurement perspective. 

PEP researcher Luca Tiberti (PEP and Laval University, Canada) will be attending the Conference to present the paper he coauthored with John Cockburn (PEP and Laval University, Canada) and Veronique Robichaud (PEP, Canada): “Price Subsidies Reform and Child Poverty in Arab Countries: A Comparative CGE-Microsimulation Analysis of Egypt and Jordan”. This research work was conducted in the context of the long-term partnership between PEP and UNICEF-MENA to "support UNICEF's work on social policy and social protection reform in the MENA region".

The paper abstract is available here. Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the "Review of Income and Wealth". 

Follow this link to find out more about the conference, or dowload the event's program.

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