Preliminary Program for the IARIW-TNBS Conference November 11-13, 2022

Measuring Income, Wealth and Wellbeing in Africa

Program As of January 14, 2022

NOTE. Because of the travel uncertainties related to the pandemic, the conference dates are tentative and subject to change.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Pre-Conference Training Workshop “Income and Wealth Measurement in Household Surveys” organized by the IARIW and the World Bank

Friday, November 11, 2022

8:30 AM – Opening Remarks

The Honourable Philip Mpango, Vice President of Tanzania  (to be confirmed)

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Keynote 1

Professor Ben Kiregyera

10:00 AM- 12:00 AM  Plenary Session 1

1    Inequality and Growth

  1. Measuring Earnings Inequality in South Africa Using Household Survey and Administrative Tax Microdata

Andrew Kerr (University of Capetown, South Africa) Proposal

  1. Africa’s Manufacturing Renaissance: Is it Reducing Poverty?

Gaaitzen de Vries (Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC), University of Groningen, Netherlands), Abdul Erumban (Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC), University of Groningen, Netherlands) Proposal

  1. Is Inequality Systematically Underestimated in Sub-Saharan Africa? A Proposal to Overcome the Problem

Vasco Molini (World Bank), Fabio Clementi (University of Macerata, Italy), Michele Fabiani (University of Macerata, Italy), Francesco Schettino (University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy) Proposal

  1. Intra-household Wealth Inequality: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Gayatri Koolwal (World Bank), Ardina Hasanbasri (World Bank), Heather Moylan (World Bank), Talip Kilic (World Bank) Proposal

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch

1:15-2 :45– Concurrent Session 2

2A Inequality

  1. The Dynamics of Inequalities of Income and Wealth in South Africa: A Computational Approach

Fabio Andres Diaz (African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research (ACEIR) Ghana), Cesar García-Díaz (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Columbia), Paula Méndez-González (Universidad de los Andes, Columbia) Proposal

  1. Measuring Multidimensional Inequality and Conflict in Africa and in a Global Comparison

Laura Radatz (University of Tuebingen, Germany), Jörg Baten (University of Tuebingen, Germany) Proposal

  1. Unequal Opportunity in Income and Wealth: An Empirical Analysis of Inequality in Ghana

Panchanan Das (University of Calcutta, India) Proposal

2B National and Household Income

  1. The Effect of the New 2017 Purchasing Power Parities on Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and the World

Samuel Kofi Tetteh Baah (World Bank), Christopher Lakner (World Bank) Proposal

  1. Gender and Tax Incidence of Area-based Land Taxation on Ethiopia: The Case of Rural Land Use Fee and Agricultural Income Tax.

Hitomi Komatsu (World Bank), Alemayehu A. Ambel (World Bank), Gayatri Koolwal (World Bank), Manex Bule Yonis (World Bank) Proposal

  1. Reinforcing Capacity for Economic Statistics in Africa, Perspectives on Building Statistical Infrastructure for SNA compliance

Catherine Van Rompaey (World Bank), Arthur Giesberts (World Bank) Proposal

  1. Household Incomes Spending patterns, Evidence and its Implication to Household Economy (Tanzania Case)

Gabriel Simbila (National Bureau of Statistics, Tanzania), Leokidia Athanas Mtey (National Bureau of Statistics, Tanzania), Joycelin Mwendwa Rwehumbiza, (National Bureau of Statistics, Tanzania), Hamimu Sadiki Kachume (Ministry of Finance and Planning, Tanzania) Proposal

2:45 – 3:00 PM – Break

3:00 – 4:30 PM – Concurrent Session 3

3A Poverty 1

  1. Measuring the Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfers on Consumption and Poverty in Rwanda

Dominique Habimana (University of Rwanda and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), Jonathan Haughton (Suffolk University), Joseph Nkurunziza (University of Rwanda), Dominique Marie-Annick Haughton (Bentley University, USA) Proposal

  1. Determining Calorie Contribution of Food Consumed Away from Home: An Application to the Construction of a Cost-of-Basic-Needs Poverty Line

Kristen A. Himelein (World Bank) Proposal

  1. The Diverging Trends in Poverty Reduction: Two decades of Progress in Tanzania

Christian Oldiges (University of Oxford), Stephano Cosmas (NBS Tanzania) Proposal

3B Agriculture and Resources 1

  1. Recall Bias Revisited: Measure Farm Labor Using Mixed-Mode Surveys and Multiple Imputation

Hai-Anh H. Dang (World Bank), Calogero Carletto (World Bank) Proposal

  1. Agricultural Research Spending in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): How Important are Political Economy Considerations?

Abrams Mbu Enow Tagem (UNU-WIDER), Kunal Sen (UNU-WIDER) Proposal

  1. Are High-Value Agri-food Supply Chains Participants Better Insulated from Shocks? Evidence from Senegal

Senakpon Fidele Ange Dedehouanou (University of Abomey Calavi, Benin) Proposal


Statistical Capacity Development in Africa: Old Debate, New approach

Session organizer: Gero Carletto (World Bank)

Chair: Andrea Brandolini (Bank of Italy)


  1. Dean Jolliffe (World Bank),
  2. Oliver Chinganya (UN ECA Director General from Tanzania National Statistical Office)
  3. Giovanni Vecchi (University of Rome Tor Vergata)

5:30-6:30 PM – Poster Session

  1. Growth of GDP Share and its Effects on Income Inequality: Evidence from Selected Sectors in Tanzania

Provident Dimoso, (Institute of Rural Development Planning, Domoda Tanzania) Shauri Timothy (Institute of Rural Development Planning, Tanzania), Hosea Mpogole (Institute of Rural Development Planning, Tanzania) Proposal

2. Diagnose Better to Treat Better: Reassessing Income and Wealth Inequality Measurement in Africa

Simeon Coleman (Loughborough University, UK), Ahmad Hassan Ahmad (Loughborough University, UK) Proposal

3. Analysis of Poverty Indicators, Vulnerability and Social Exclusion at local level: A case Study of Tanzania

Geofrey Mhagama Charles (Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre) Proposal

4. Social Exclusion and Poverty in Africa

Ahmad Hassan Ahmad (Loughborough University, UK), Simeon Coleman (Loughborough University, UK), Carlos Sakyi-Nyarko (Loughborough University, UK) Proposal

5. Measuring Real Income Using Consumer Price Index (Empirical Evidence)

Gabriel Kulomba Simbila (National Bureau of Statistics, Tanzania), Leokadia Athanas Mtey (NBS Tanzania), Joycelin Mwendwa Rwehumbiza (National Bureau of Statistics, Tanzania), Hamimu Sadiki Kachume (Ministry of Finance and Planning, Tanzania), Teddy Shija Sagamilwa (National Bureau of Statistics, Tanzania) Proposal

6. The Paradox of Gender Equality and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Land Rights

Evelyn Wamboye (Penn State University & Center for Global Development) Proposal

7. Does Gender Inequality Affect the Wealth and Income Distribution Among the Household Member

Boniface Simpoli Yohana (National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Tanzania)Proposal

8. How Good is Good Enough? Differential Welfare Measures in a Humanitarian Context

Alexander David Hunns (UNU-MERIT), Franziska Gassmann (Maastricht Graduate School of Governance), Sonja Fransen (Maastricht Graduate School of Governance), Musa Ahmed (Maastricht Graduate School of Governance), Francesco Iacoella (UNU-MERIT) Proposal

9. Revisiting the Informal Aspects of the Activity of Countries Studied through Social Accounting and Socio-Demographic Matrices, with an Application to Mozambique.

Susana Santos (UECE (Research Unit on Complexity and Economics). ISEG (School of Economics and Management) – Universidade de Lisboa), Mónica Magaua (FACECO-UEM
(Faculty of Economics at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique) and INE (Instituto Nacional de Estatística) -Mozambique)) Proposal

10. Measurement of Income, Wealth and Well-being: Nigerian Experience

Madu Baba (National Bureau of Statistics, Abuja, Nigeria) Proposal

11. Macro and Micro Level Evidence of Current Trade Reforms in Guinea-Bissau

Julio Vicente Cateia (Université Laval), Mauricio Vaz Lobo Bittencourt (Universidade Federal do Parana) Terciane Sabadini Carvalho (Universidade Federal do Parana) Proposal

12. Devising Social Protection Strategies for Namibia: Multi-dimensional Wealth, Jobs & Nutrition Index (MWJNI)

Mousumi Das (National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)), Sylvanus Ikhide (University of Stellenbosch Business School, Bellville, South Africa) Proposal

13. Evaluating Alternative Scenarios for Land Use in African Countries: A National Wealth Approach Oriented Towards Sustainable Development

Calin Gurau (Montpellier Business School, France) Proposal

14. Are Refugee Camps Attractive? The Impact of Refugee Camps on Migratory Movements of the Host Population

Anna Gasten (University of Göttingen, Germany) Proposal

15. Recovering Within-Country Inequality from Trade Data

Dorothee Hillrichs (Université Laval, Canada), Gonzague Vannoorenberghe (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium) Proposal

7:00 PM – Dinner

Saturday, November 12, 2022

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM – Keynote 2 

Professor Augustin Fosu  (Universiy of Ghana)

10:00 AM-12:00 PLENARY SESSION 4

4          Well-being

  1. Impact of Natural Shocks on Children’s Well-being in Ethiopia

Shatakshee Dhongde (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Ioanna Spyrou (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) Proposal

  1. Measuring Economic Insecurity in South Africa

Kate Tamarin Rich (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa), Dieter Von Fintel (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) Proposal

  1. Constructing a Nutrition Deficiency Index Applications for the Democratic Republic of the Congo under a Decade of Humanitarian Crises

Mousumi Das (National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), India), Patrice L. Mirindi (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Patrick N. Mirindi (World Health Organization), Suresh Chandra Babu (International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C.) Proposal

  1. Stronger Together? Income Shocks, Educational Investment, and Self-Help Groups in Tanzania

Francisco Mugizi (Mkwawa University College of Education, Tanzania) Proposal

12:00 -1:15 PM – Lunch

1:15 – 2:45  PM  Concurrent Session 5

5A       Poverty 2

  1. How Robust Are Measures of Poverty and Inequality? Explorations for Rwanda

Johnathan Haughton (Suffolk University, USA) Ivan Murenzi (National Statistics Agency of Rwanda (NISR)), Didier Muhoza (National Statistics Agency of Rwanda (NISR)) Proposal

  1. To the Rescue? The Mitigating Role of Tax and Benefit Rescue Packages for Poverty and Inequality in Africa Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jesse Lastunen (UNU-WIDER), David McLennan (Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI)), Gemma Wright (Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI)), Matteo Richiardi (University of Essex, UK) Proposal

  1. An Analysis of Poverty Using A Cohort-Based Pseudo Panel in South Africa

Rejoice Mabhena (African Centre for Inequalities Research (ACEIR), Ghana), Julian Douglas May (University of the Western Cape, South Africa), Coretta Maame Panyin Jonah (University of the Western Cape, South Africa) Proposal

5B       Agriculture and Resources 2

  1. Trying to See the Forest for the Trees: Forest Cover and Economic Activity in Africa

Julia Wlodarczyk (University of Economics in Katowice, Poland), Martyna Bielen (University of Economics in Katowice, Poland), Piotr Gibas (University of Economics in Katowice, Poland) Proposal

  1. Accounting for Environmental Resources in Tanzania: A Theoretical Review

Odass Selejio Bilame (University of Dodoma, Tanzania) Proposal

  1. Underestimation of Economic Contribution and Vulnerability of (Agro)pastoral Systems Pastoralist Involvements to Data Collection and Analysis Matter

Abdrahmane Wane (CIRAD-SELMET/ILRI-PIL), Serena Ferrari (CIRAD-SELMET, ex.FAO), Jean-Daniel Cesaro (CIRAD-SELMET),  Alioune Ndiaye (CIRAD-SELMET) Ibra Toure (CIRAD-SELMET), Guillaume Duteurtre (CIRAD-SELMET), Allexandre Ickowicz (CIRAD-SELMET), Gregorio Velascogil (AGAG, FAO) Proposal

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM– Break

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM– Concurrent Session 6

6A       Gender

  1. Walking for Water and Fuelwood: Welfare Implications for Women in Ghana

Monica Lambon- Quayefio (University of Ghana) Proposal

  1. Internalization of Patriarchal Attitudes and Women’s Labour Market Outcomes and Asset Ownership in Nigeria

Nkechi S. Owoo (University of Ghana) Proposal

  1. Gender-specific Barriers to Occupational Choices in Africa

Rishabh Sinha (World Bank) Proposal

6B       Trade and Growth

  1. Productive Efficiency, Structural Change, and Catch-up Within Africa

Emmanuel Buadi Mensah (GGDC, University of Groningen, Netherlands), Neil Foster Mcgregor (UNU-MERIT), Solomon Owusu (UNU-MERIT) Proposal

  1. Regionalized Liquidity and the “Power to Generate”: A Cross-Country Analysis of Mobile Money Deployment and Inflation in Developing Economies

Christina M. Qiu (Yale University) Proposal

  1. Terms of Trade Inquiry for the Resource Rich Sub-Saharan African Countries

Surajit Deb (University of Delhi (Aryabhatta College), India) Proposal

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM   WRAP-UP PANEL



6:00 PM – Reception

7:00 PM – Farewell Banquet

Sunday, November 13, 2022 

All Day Excursion to the Ngorongoro Crater