PEP School on Poverty Mapping

A total of 17 researchers from CBMS-partner institutions in Argentina, Benin, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Nigeria, Peru and Zambia attended the Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) School on Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Poverty Mapping held on March 14-18, 2011 at the Somerset Millennium, Makati City, Philippines.
The five-day event aimed to introduce the CBMS-Natural Resources Database (NRDB)-based poverty mapping methodology utilized by CBMS-Philippines to these researchers. The training workshop was also intended to equip the participants with knowledge on how to create CBMS poverty maps using the CBMS-NRDB and interpret the results. Researchers from the CBMS Philippines headed by CBMS Network Leader, Dr. Celia M. Reyes, served as resource persons.
Topics covered during the workshop include: familiarization with the CBMS-NRDB environment, utilization of existing spatial and non-spatial data, creation of new spatial data, and overview of the CBMS data processing system in the Philippines.
At the beginning of the training workshop, the participants presented the status of the CBMS projects in their respective countries which provided an opportunity to exchange learnings and experiences. The participants also learned how to manage their CBMS databases. At the end of the training, the participants presented the poverty maps for the different administrative levels in their project sites. The participants agreed that using thematic maps would greatly help them in their efforts to actively engage local government officials in poverty alleviation initiatives.



Day 1

Opening Program

Session I: Overview of CBMS Methodology

Session 2: Uses of CBMS data and poverty maps

Facilitator: Dr. Celia M. Reyes

Session 3: Presentation of existing databases of CBMS country teams

Facilitator: Ms. Jasminda A. Quilitis

Day 1 Expected outputs

1. List of core and other indicators and their definitions

2. File containing processed data for the core and other indicators      

Day 2

Session 4: Installation and a new CBMS-NRDB Database

A. Installation of CBMS-NRDB

B. Familiarizing with the CBMS-NRDB environment

      1.  A new database file

      2. Data Dictionary

Facilitator: Ms. Jasminda A. Quilitis

Session 5: Utilizing existing spatial data

A. Importing shapes

B. Viewing existing shapefiles

C. Map layouts

Facilitator: Mr. Jeffrey Aceron

Day 2 Expected output

1. CBMS-NRDB file containing data dictionary and existing shapefiles

Day 3

Session 6: Creating new spatial data

A. Overlaying using scanned images, if available

B. Approximation using paper spot map

C. Digitizing (Polygons, Polylines and Points)

Facilitator: Ms. Novee Lor C. Leyso

Day 3 Expected output

1. Revised CBMS-NRDB file containing links to scanned images and newly-digitized shapes

Day 4

Session 7: Utilizing existing non-spatial data

A. Data file conversion

B. Importing files from compatible program

Facilitator: Ms. Jasminda A. Quilitis

Session 8: Displaying poverty maps

A. Modifying map layer properties for CBMS core indicators

B. Thematic mapping and its interpretation

C. Saving Map lay-outs

D. Copying the output map to other programs

E. Exercise on outputting different map layers

Facilitators: Ms. Erica Paula Sioson and Ms. Steffie Joi Calubayan

Session 9: Mentoring and preparation of files for uploading in website/publication

Day 4 Expected outputs

1. Converted database files containing core indicators

2. Revised CBMS-NRDB file containing core indicators

3. Powerpoint file containing poverty maps for all indicators for at least one CBMS site

Day 5

Session 10: Presentation of poverty maps by CBMS country teams

Session 11: Overview of CBMS processing system of the Philippines (CSPro and Statsim)

Facilitator: Ms. Jasminda A. Quilitis

Day 5 Expected outputs

1. Final CBMS-NRDB file

2. Final powerpoint file containing poverty maps for all indicators for at least one CBMS site for uploading in the PEP website


Sample Outputs (more at the country pages) 

Burkina Faso


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