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  • SelectedDevelopment Indicators for Arab Countries, Turkey and Iran Perrihan Al-Riffai A presentation based on WDI indicators and 2011 IFPRI report “Beyond the Arab Awakening…”
  • PurposeOverview of the state of food securityand poverty in Arab Countries,Turkey and IranTo inform participants before thevoting Other support material for participants: IFPRI report “Beyond the Arab Awakening…”
  • Objectives and Selected Indicators• Reduce rural poverty – GDP per capita, Rural and urban poverty• Increase food security, nutrition and health – Micro-level food insecurity, Macro-level food insecurity• Improve sustainability of natural resources – Share of population using improved drinking water source, Water stress & economic growth• Enhance opportunities for and participation of women – Ratio of girls/boys in primary & secondary education, Women employed in non agricultural sectors
  • GDP per Capita ($)
  • Rural and Urban Poverty (%) IFAD. Rural Poverty Report. 2011
  • Social indicators may not have improved…
  • Micro-level Food Insecurity
  • Macro-level Food Insecurity
  • Share of population usingan improved drinking water source (%)
  • Water stress & economic growth outlook used (%)
  • Ratio of girls to boysin primary and secondary education
  • Share of women employedin non-agricultural sectors (%)
  • Conclusions• Several indicators are alarmingly high• Poverty and income inequality, and more broadly the deficiency of social indicators, are likely higher than official numbers suggest• We need a multi-sectoral approach to address the challenges and move forward• Due to budgetary limitations, we need to prioritize fund allocation to the research and policy agenda of the region
  • YOU will decide!