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Training Announcement
Two Training Workshops for National Statistical Agencies Staff

ERF is pleased to announce the opportunity for 50 participants (25 trainees for each workshop) from the National Statistical Agencies of the Arab countries to participate in a hands-on two training workshops on Sampling, Data Collection and Dissemination and on Statistical Analysis of Panel Data. The workshops will be held on CAPMAS premises in Cairo, December 5-7, 2014. Deadline for applications: October 12, 2014.

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ERF Training Workshop: Writing Effective Policy Briefs

Research can be instrumental in informing development policy debate and improving people’s lives if communicated in the appropriate format to policymakers on timely basis.  ERF is therefore organizing a special workshop for researchers on how to distill policy advice from quality research work addressing specifically policymakers requirements, in Cairo, December 7-8 2014. Deadline for application: October 23, 2014.
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ERF Competition Award for Policy Briefs

ERF is pleased to invite submissions of original Policy Briefs with the highest potential of addressing a socio-economic policy issue or a topic related to development broadly, drawing on substantiated research findings. This competition is open to ERF and non-ERF affiliates. The best 5 policy briefs will be selected for wide dissemination and awarded $1,000 each. Deadline for submission: November 30, 2014.
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New Micro Data on ERF Data Portal

ERF is pleased to announce the dissemination of  Egypt Harmonized Household Income, Expenditure and Consumption Survey, 2012-2013; a new harmonized household income and expenditure survey.

Stay tuned for more to come!

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Recent Events
The Economics of Informality in the ERF Region

The ERF held a workshop on “The Economics of Informality in the ERF Region” on August 31, 2014 in Cairo, Egypt to understand the trends, causes and dynamics of informality in the MENA region and provide a platform for discussing the papers and the preliminary findings.

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ERF Open Access Micro Data Initiative (OAMDI)

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Institute for New Economic Thinking Announces 6th Grant Round
The Institute seeks to fund projects that promise to advance the way economics is taught in and out of formal courses in economics. Grant proposals are due by October 20, 2014.
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The 10th International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance (ICIEF)
The theme of the conference is "Institutional Aspects of Economic, Monetary and Financial Reforms". Theoretical and empirical research papers are to be submitted in Arabic and English languages by January 1st, 2015.
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The 21st Annual Research Conference, The American University in Cairo
Conference Theme: MENA Region and Post-2015 Development Agenda. Authors are invited to submit abstracts on social inclusion, human development, sustainability and governance and regional and global integration. Deadline: October 30, 2014.
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