Training Workshop on Measurements of Inequality for the Horn of Africa researchers

Training Workshop on Measurements of Inequality for the Horn of Africa researchers  

Date: January 14-16, 2014

Venue: Mamoun Beheiry Center (MBC), Khartoum, Sudan

Call for Participants

MBC is pleased to announce the opportunity for some 20 participants from the Horn of Africa to participate in a hands-on training workshop on analyzing inequality in African Countries. MBC will cover the cost of travel and accommodation of successful applicants.

The workshop will cover techniques of measuring inequality of income, health and education status using a variety of survey datasets from African countries. It will cover methods of linking inequality of outcomes to underlying inequalities of circumstances, such as family background, ethnicity, gender, and place of origin.  The workshop will be conducted mainly in English, with the possibility of using Arabic and when needed.

The workshop will be held in the MBC premises based in Khartoum from January 14-16, 2014. 


Applicants should be:

§         Researchers from the Horn of Africa with M.As or Ph.Ds or in the process of completing these degrees.

§         Trained in statistics or econometrics and able to use statistical programs, preferably STATA.

§         Familiar with the management and analysis of microdata.


Application procedure

Applications must include a curriculum vitae (CV) with a minimum of one reference name and a motivation letter indicating why the candidate is interested in the topic of the workshop and how it relates to his/her research.


The application forms must be completed and sent by email to Dr Siddig Umbadda:; or Mamoun Beheiry:


Deadline for submissions: November 17, 2013.


 Mamoun Beheiry Centre is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit institution, established with private and public support to commemorate the memory of the late Sudanese Statesman and economist Mamoun Beheiry, the first President of the African Development Bank, the first Governor of the Central Bank of Sudan and twice Minister of Finance.