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Academic Talks Online Webinar: Introducing the ERF Data Portal to Researchers

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Thu, Apr 8, 2021

1 PM – 2 PM (GMT+2)

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Join this session of the Department of Economics Academic Talks Online Webinar Series titled "Introducing the ERF Data Portal to the Researchers" featuring May Gadalla, associate professor and the statistics manager at the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and Dalia Hany, statistician at the ERF. The session will be moderated by Rania Roushdy, associate professor of practice, at the Department of Economics, at the AUC School of Business.

The ERF data portal has more than 100 micro level data sets from different countries in the MENA region that cover a wide time span. ERF has long recognized that micro data is essential for conducting solid policy-relevant research. And since data is a public good, ERF has worked to make these micro level data sets available to the researchers in the region. The talk will give a brief about how to use the data portal to request the data, and will introduce the different sets of data that are available at the portal and their wide use.

About the Speakers:
May Gadalla:
May Gadalla is an associate professor at Cairo University, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, and currently the statistics manager at the ERF. She holds a PhD in Biostatistics from University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master’s degree in Statistics from Cairo University.
She is also a research associate at the Economic Research Forum (ERF Middle East), Cairo, Egypt. She has 25 years of experience in the field of data analysis. She was a statistical consultant for the World Bank, UNFPA, ERF, Social Research Centre (SRC American University), Population Council (Middle East), and USAID; deputy director at the Center of Economics and Financial Studies, Cairo University, Egypt; head of the Social Justice Observatory at the Social Contract Centre; and senior program officer at the Population Council (Middle East). She has extensive experience with in-depth data analysis of different research
themes (labor market, education, poverty and child poverty, gender studies, impact evaluation, nutrition, and other topics focused on poverty and youth-related policies), in addition to midterm and end-of-term project evaluations. Her work has been published in academic papers and national reports.

Dalia Hany:
Hany graduated in 2019 from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, with a major Statistics and a minor in Economics, and is currently a Statistics Master candidate at Cairo University.

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