IARIW-TNBS Conference on “Measuring Income, Wealth and Well-being in Africa”, Arusha, Tanzania, November 11-13, 2022



On November 11-13, 2022, the IARIW, in partnership with the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics (TNBS), will be hosting a special conference on “Measuring Income, Wealth and Well-being in Africa” in Arusha, Tanzania at the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC). The objective of this special IARIW-TNBS conference will be to advance our understanding of issues related to measuring national accounts, prices, productivity, income and wealth distribution, poverty, and economic well-being in the countries of Africa through an examination of past experiences related to the measurement of trends in these variables and the identification of future measurement challenges. The Preliminary Conference Program is available here and the background information is available here. The registration portal for the conference is available here.

The conference has been expanded with additional Covid-19-related sessions.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a supplementary issue of the Review of Income and Wealth.

World Bank-IARIW-TNBS Pre-conference Training Session on Income and Wealth Measurement in Household Surveys

On November 10th, 2022, the World Bank Center for Development Data, IARIW, and Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics will be hosting a training session on the measurement of income and wealth in household surveys. The session will be open to conference delegates at no charge and will be facilitated by World Bank staff with contributions from international experts from partner organizations. Additional information, including a more detailed breakdown of the session’s content and objective, can be found here. Delegates can register for the session through the conference registration portal.


Delegates are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements. A list of suggested accommodations near the location of the conference can be found here.

Members of the Program Committee

Lars Osberg (Committee Chair)
Department of Economics
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Canada

Rabah Arezki
Chief Economist (effective October 1, 2020)
African Development Bank
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
(until September 30, 2020 World Bank Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa)

Oliver Chinganya
Director, African Centre for Statistics
UN Economic Commission for Africa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dean Joliffe
Lead Economist on Global Poverty
Development Data Group
World Bank
Washington DC

Donald Mmari
Executive Director
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Joseph Semboja
Senior Fellow, former CEO
UOGOZI Institute
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Gabriel Simbila
Principal Statistician
Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics
Dodoma, Tanzania

Ingrid Woolard
Dean, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences
University of Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa