Workshop on Poverty and Social Impact Analysis
Dakar - 8‐12 June 2010



The objectives of this workshop are to:

  • Enhance the skills of researchers and officials to conduct poverty and social impact assessments using quantitative data and state-of‐the‐art methods; 
  • Begin to generate specific country analyses that deal with pressing policy concerns;
  • Support the building of country teams that can collaborate and strengthen national networks for welfare analysis beyond the duration of the workshop;
  • Share experiences between countries that have made advancements in the area of poverty analysis and alleviation.

Facilitators: Abdelkrim Araar, Jean-Yves Duclos and Stephen Younger

Material and references

The workshop will make extensive use of material developed recently by UNDP and PEP; this is available at:

It will also make extensive use of the Stata software and of DASP (Distributive Analysis for Stata Package) to illustrate and apply the measurement and policy tools that will be presented. DASP is available at:

Apart from the above material and the material that will be distributed during the workshop, the participants can also access freely the book by Jean-Yves Duclos and Abdelkrim Araar (Springer, 2006) available at:

Workshop coverage and format

The workshop will cover the following topics:

Introductory and general topics

Possible additional topics

Program of two earlier workshops

Workshop program

Monday 7 June     

Arrival and check-in of participants and facilitators   
Tuesday 8 June     

8:30 - Opening session

  • Welcome remarks: UNDP-Dakar representative and Diana Alarcon, UNDP

9:30 - Start of workshop: formal presentations, illustrations, exercises, discussions of technical and policy issues   

The daily schedule of the workshop is:

  • 09:00-10:30 Workshop
  • 10:30-11:00 Break
  • 11:00-12:30 Workshop
  • 12:30-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:30 Workshop
  • 15:30-16:00 Break
  • 16:00-17:30 Workshop
  • 19:00 Country consultations on data and research issues




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