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Day 1- Sunday 18 February 2018




Opening Session

Welcome Statements:
Mostafa El Feki,
Director, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt 
Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director Emeritus, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director Emeritus, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
"Measurement of Poverty"
Safaa Amer, Professor, George Washington University, USA
"Deming & the meaning of Quality"




Session 1- On Justice & Democracy
Chair & Opening Speaker:
Magued Osman,
CEO, Baseera, Egypt
"Measuring Social Justice"

Staffan I. Lindberg, Professor of Political Science, Director of the V-Dem Institute at University of Gothenburg, Sweden
"The Use of V-Dem Statistics to Measure SDG Goal 16 & other International policy targets"
Sherine Nosier, Research Fellow, Serageldin Institute for Multi-disciplinary Advanced Research (SIMAR), Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
"Indirect Effect of Democracy on Economic Growth in MENA Countries"






Session 2- Household Surveys: Innovations to Better Measure Development Outcomes & Inform Evidence-Based policy 
Chair& Opening Speaker: Gero Carletto,
Manager, C4D2, World Bank, Italy
"Households from Space: Integrating Household Surveys with Geospatial Data Sources for Improved Monitoring of Development Outcomes"


Federico Polidoro, Head of Unit, Integrated System on Economic Conditions and Consumer Prices, Italian Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), Italy
"Italian and European Experience in Using Household Surveys to Measure Poverty and the Joint Distribution of Income, Consumption and Wealth"

Sherine Al-Shawarby, CAPMAS Representative/ Professor, FEPS, Cairo University, Egypt
"Using Population Surveys to Measure and Monitor Poverty: the case of Egypt"

Haleema Saeed, Director of International Relations, Palestine Central Bureau of Statistics, Palestine
"Innovation in Data Use and Dissemination of Microdata: The Palestinian Experience"








Session3- Evidence-Based Policy Dialogue in Development Policy 
Chair& Opening Speaker: Heba NassarProfessor, FEPS, Cairo University, Egypt

"Financial Cost Benefit Analysis for Family Planning Programs"

Reham Rizk Lecturer, British University of Egypt, Egypt
"Micro Data and Analysis of the Access to Basic Services in Egypt
Racha Ramadan – Assistant Professor, Cairo University/ ERF Economist, Egypt
"Structural and Rural Transformation for Food Security and Poverty Reduction"


BA Tour


Dinner - Fish Market Restaurant


Day 2- Monday 19 February 2018




Session 1- On Culture, Gender & Education
Keynote: Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director Emeritus, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
"Valuation of the Intangible Benefits of Culture Heritage "
Nadereh Chamlou, Advisor, Women & Economics - Cawtar/GERPA, and former Senior Advisor, The World Bank, Netherlands
"How Data and Analytical Research is Advancing the Women’s Empowerment Agenda"
Luis Crouch, Consultant, Global Partnership for Education on the Improvement of Data Use in Educational Sector, USA
"Trends Education Data Needed for the Sustainable Development Goals and Econometric Assessment of the Value of having the Needed Data"





Session 2- Decisions in the Era of Big Data

Chair& Opening Speaker: Noha Adly, Head of Serageldin Institute for Multi-disciplinary Advanced Research (SIMAR), Egypt
"Sentiment Analysis for Arabic Social Media
Ihab Ilyas,
Professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada
"Big Data Analytics and its Challenges in Large Scale Socio-economic Development"
Khaled El Attar, Head of IT Infrastructure Sector, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt
"Big Data and Public Sector Innovation Capacity"
Fatma ElZahraa GeelGeneral Manager, Data Analysis and Indicators Department, IDSC, Egypt
"Corruption Perception Index in Egypt"

12:30- 14:00


14:00- 15:30

Session 3- Quantitative Analysis for Health & the Importance of Access to Research Methods
Chair& Opening Speaker: Ronald La porte, Professor Emeritus, Former WHO Collaboration Centre, USA
"Epidemiology, Stataphobia and the BA Serageldin Library"
Faina Linkov,
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA
" Global Research Productivity in the Era of Big Data"
Eugene Shubnikov, Institute of Internal Medicine, Novosibirsk, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russia
"Russian Statistical Training, Building the Largest Scientific Network"
Musa Kana, Lecturer, Researcher and Public Health Physician at the Kaduna State University, Nigeria
"Statistical Training and Statistical Literacy in  Africa"




Session 4- Statistics, Impacts & Policy
Chair& Opening Speaker: Safaa Amer, Professor, George Washington University, USA
"International Statistics - The Kitchen & Market!”
Jose Luis Figueroa /Sikandra Kurdi,
Associate Research Fellows, IFPRI Egypt 
"Using Impact Evaluations for Improving Development Policies and  Programs, Examples from IFPRI"
Abdel Karim AbdRabo, ARCA Executive Director, Egypt
"Electricity Consumption in Urban Environment Under Climate Change"
Debarati Guha- Sapir, Director of  Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters "CRED" /Professor at University of Louvain, Belgium
"Evidence for Public Policy: Data Applications of Human Impacts of Disasters and Civil Conflicts"

17:30- 18:30

Closing Session
Mostafa El Feki, Director, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt 
Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director Emeritus, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
"What We Have Learned & Where Do We Go from Here"


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Chatby 21526, Alexandria, EGYPT
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