IPPA Public Lecture, Bishkek: Small Area Estimation of Poverty and Consumption: Kyrgyz Republic

Date: 20 February 2019
Other languages: Русский язык |
February 20th 2019, 4.00 - 6.00 pm
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Mr. William Seitz
Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice
The World Bank

Ms. Saida Ismailakhunova
Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice
The World Bank

This presentation will provide alternative methods for measuring poverty at the district level. It will include preliminary results of measuring poverty and the middle class in Central Asia reported at the district level. The method used (the method for estimating the small areas of Mr. Fay-Herriot) is widely used in literature and in practice.

Mr. William Seitz is an Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Mr. Seitz is the team leader for the poverty and equity program of the World Bank in Central Asia. His areas of expertise include poverty measurement, labor market analysis, and survey methods. Before joining the World Bank, he worked as a Research Officer at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. Mr. Seitz holds an MBA from the University of Denver and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Milan.

Ms. Saida Ismailakhunova is an Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice at the World Bank. Ms. Ismailakhunova works for the Central Asia Poverty team on poverty and equity issues, strengthening national statistical system and social protection. Prior to joining the World Bank, Ms. Ismailakhunova worked for seven years as the Head of the Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting division in the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic. She holds a PhD of the Russian Federation in Economics and a Master Degree in Public Policy (Tokyo, Japan). 

University of Central Asia
2nd Floor Seminar Room
138 Toktogul Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

The presentation will be in English. Russian translation will be provided upon request.

We would highly appreciate if you kindly confirm your participation to Ms. Zhypara Azhykanova by February 20th 2019 by phone: +996 (0) 312 62 52 53 or by email: zazhykanova@worldbank.org

Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.
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