Poverty Analysis methods Workshop 2023

Nadi, Fiji
Kind of event
Joint Partner
World Bank

The Pacific Community (SPC) is organising a Regional Conference on Household Income and Expenditure Surveys HIES) Methods and Poverty Analysis Methods for ten Pacific countries (Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Rep. of Marshal Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu). The Conference will take place in Nadi (Fiji) from 28 to 31 March 2023 (HIES Methods) and from 3 to 6 April 2023 (Poverty Analysis Methods).

Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) differ significantly in statistical capability and capacity. This Conference is designed to provide Government Statisticians, HIES Methodologists and Poverty Analysts with recommendations on methods and tools for a successful planning and implementation of HIES in the Region, and on theoretical and practical methods for undertaking poverty analyses. It will also give countries the opportunity to share their best practice in terms of HIES implementation, to perform a gap analysis of their capacity and resources, and to benefit from the participation of international experts of poverty analysis.

The workshop will be conducted in English and will be highly interactive. Participants are expected to actively participate throughout all the workshop sessions. Further details about the profile of the target participants can be found in the attached guidelines.

Day 1 Session 1: Opening session. Facilitator: Toga

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Evolution of the Pacific method for measuring monetary poverty (David Abbott, Independent Consultant)
  • Group photo

Day 1 Session 2: SDG 1 and monetary poverty. Facilitator: Bertrand

  • SDG 1. Setting the scene with respect to poverty globally and SDG 1 (Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, World Bank)
  • Cost of basic needs approach (Elizabeth Foster, World Bank)
  • Pacific Statistics Methods Board recommendation on poverty analysis (Jean-Paul Zoyem, Pacific Community)

Day 2 Session 1: Construction of Consumption Aggregate for Inequality and Poverty Analysis. Facilitator: Mike

  • Construction of Consumption Aggregate for Inequality and Poverty Analysis (Giovanni Vecchi, University of Rome)
  • Rents in the consumption aggregate (Jean-Paul Zoyem, Pacific Community)
  • Consumption of fixed assets (Jean-Paul Zoyem, Pacific Community)

Day 2 Session 3: Deflators, equivalency scales, poverty line and indexes. Facilitator: Scott

  • Spatial and temporal deflators in consumption aggregates (Elizabeth Foster, World Bank)
  • Consumption per capita, adult equivalent, partakers (Jean-Paul Zoyem, Pacific Community)
  • Poverty Line and indexes (Jean-Paul Zoyem, Pacific Community)

Day 3 Session 1: Food data processing and prepared meals. Facilitator: Bertrand

  • Food data processing (Nathalie Troubat, Pacific Community)
  • Prepared meals  (Nathalie Troubat, Pacific Community)

Day 3 Session 2: International poverty line. Facilitator: Toga

  • International Comparison Programme (Marko Olavi Rissanen, World Bank)
  • International Poverty Line (Samuel Kofi Tetteh Baah, World Bank)

Day 3 Session 3: Inequality and gender. Facilitator: Scott

  • Poverty and gender (Nadia Belhaj Hassine Belghith, World Bank)
  • High Frequency Surveys (Sharon Faye Alariao Piza, World Bank)
  • Inequality (Jean-Paul Zoyem, Pacific Community)

Day 4 Session 1: Multidimensional poverty. Facilitator: Bertrand

  • Multidimensional Poverty Index (Kordzo Sedegah, UNDP; Ben Sila, Samoa Bureau of Statistics)
  • Rural-Multidimensional Poverty Index (Veronica, FAO)
  • Multidimensional Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) methodology to measure child poverty (Ronesh Prasad, UNICEF)

Day 4 Session 2: Consensual approach. Facilitator: Winston

  • Consensual approach to welfare measurement in the Pacific (Viliami Fifita, Independent Consultant)

Day 4 Session 3: Poverty in the context of the Pacific. Facilitator: Toga

  • LNOB, intersection of gender and inequality (Selahattin Selsah Pasali, ESCAP)
  • Discussion on poverty in the context of the Pacific: Pacific behaviours with respect to consumption and income distribution (Michael Sharp, Pacific Community)
  • Review of current poverty reports, discuss policy implication (Michael Sharp, Pacific Community)
  • Conference evaluation and close

Useful Materials

Presentation Documents and Links
Participants List pdf
D1S1 Pacific Poverty Analysis Methods pptx
D1S3 Guidance Note and PSMB recommendation pptx
D2S2 Use of fixed assets pptx
D2S2 Rents pptx
D2S3 Equivalence Scales pptx
D2S3 Poverty Line Measurement pptx
D3S1 Food Data Processing pptx
D3S2 ICP Pacific Islands pdf
D3S2 IPL Pacific Islands pptx
D3S3 High Frequency Surveys pptx
D3S3 Inequality pptx
D4S1 MODA pptx
D4S1 R-MPI SIDS pptx
D4S2 The consensual approach and its application to the PICTs final ppt
D4S3 Pacific context pptx