Expert Group Meeting: Methodological Tools for Evaluating Poverty and Inequality Reduction Policies
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) have partnered to conduct the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on the proper mechanisms for measuring the multiple dimensions of poverty and inequality, identifying policy gaps, and formulating social policies put forth in response, and pre-evaluating them before comprehensive implementation. Three advanced methodological tools are introduced: ESCWA’s Multidimensional Poverty Index Assist Tool, ESCWA’s Policy Gap Analysis Tool, and randomized control trials for social policy evaluation.
The Expert Group Meeting includes three sessions with presentations of the respective advanced methodological tools: Presentations are followed by technical discussions.
Introductory Remarks: 14:30 Beirut time zone