19-23 September 2022

Quantitative analysis in evidence-based social protection policymaking: Mauritania

  • Monotel, Nouakchott, Mauritania
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ESCWA, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs, Children and the Family and the Social Registry, is organizing a national workshop on quantitative analysis of evidence-based social protection policies in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

The workshop presents an analytical framework that uses administrative data and produces strategic policy recommendations on the following topics:

  • Profiling of beneficiaries: Beneficiaries of social protection programmes are not homogeneous; they can be segmented based on their characteristics and needs. Tailored policies should match beneficiaries' needs to better help them overcome their current hardships and, if possible, graduate faster from the programme.
  • Targeting formula: The formula used to identify beneficiaries must be clear; criteria should be checked in order to identify biases (due to the way data are structured) towards or against different groups and how to correct them.
  • Coverage evaluation: Create algorithms that use the patterns from the data to identify possible individuals whose score might not be correct. Identify anomalous registers and flag them to the relevant authority to reduce costs and improve screenings during data verification stages of the programme.
  • Beneficiary evaluation: Understand the attributes of people whose circumstances have improved more from the programme and how these lessons can be used to tailor graduation policies.
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