The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) expects to hold an International Conference in collaboration with the International Association of Research on Income and Wealth (IARIW) from November 11th -13th, 2022 in Arusha, Tanzania. The theme of the conference is Measuring Income, Wealth and Well-being in Africa and the objective is to advance our understanding of issues related to measuring national accounts, prices, income and wealth distribution, poverty, and economic well-being in the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and will be the first conference that IARIW has organized in East Africa
See the Preliminary Program for the IARIW-TNBS Conference at https://iariw.org/iariw-tnbs-conference-program/
The registration portal for the conference is available here.
World Bank-IARIW-TNBS Pre-conference Training Session on Income and Wealth Measurement in Household Surveys
On November 10th, 2022, the World Bank Center for Development Data, IARIW, and Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics will be hosting a training session on the measurement of income and wealth in household surveys. The session will be open to conference delegates at no charge and will be facilitated by World Bank staff with contributions from international experts from partner organizations.
Measurement of household income and wealth is notoriously challenging. In developing countries, where large segments of the population work in the informal sector or are engaged in activities that are often seasonal (e.g. agriculture) and where record keeping and financial accounting are relatively rare, the measurement challenges are in many ways different from those prevalent in high-income countries, on which much of the literature on income and wealth measurement has focused. Furthermore, since the prevailing metric for poverty measurement in developing countries remains consumption expenditures, a disproportionate amount of effort has been made to standardize and disseminate best practices for the measurement of consumption in developing countries, with the collection of income and wealth receiving far less attention.
Attendance and registration There are a limited number of places in the training session: participants are encouraged to register early and, in any case, no later than September 30th, 2022. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.