SelectedDevelopment Indicators  for Arab Countries,    Turkey and Iran               Perrihan Al-Riffai    A presentation ...
PurposeOverview of the state of food securityand poverty in Arab Countries,Turkey and IranTo inform participants before th...
Objectives and Selected Indicators• Reduce rural poverty  – GDP per capita, Rural and urban poverty• Increase food securit...
GDP per Capita ($)
Rural and Urban Poverty (%)                 IFAD. Rural Poverty Report. 2011
Social indicators may not have improved…
Micro-level Food Insecurity
Macro-level Food Insecurity
Share of population usingan improved drinking water source (%)
Water stress & economic growth outlook                used (%)
Ratio of girls to boysin primary and secondary education
Share of women employedin non-agricultural sectors (%)
Conclusions• Several indicators are alarmingly high• Poverty and income inequality, and more  broadly the deficiency of so...
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  1. 1. SelectedDevelopment Indicators for Arab Countries, Turkey and Iran Perrihan Al-Riffai A presentation based on WDI indicators and 2011 IFPRI report “Beyond the Arab Awakening…”
  2. 2. PurposeOverview of the state of food securityand poverty in Arab Countries,Turkey and IranTo inform participants before thevoting Other support material for participants: IFPRI report “Beyond the Arab Awakening…”
  3. 3. Objectives and Selected Indicators• Reduce rural poverty – GDP per capita, Rural and urban poverty• Increase food security, nutrition and health – Micro-level food insecurity, Macro-level food insecurity• Improve sustainability of natural resources – Share of population using improved drinking water source, Water stress & economic growth• Enhance opportunities for and participation of women – Ratio of girls/boys in primary & secondary education, Women employed in non agricultural sectors
  4. 4. GDP per Capita ($)
  5. 5. Rural and Urban Poverty (%) IFAD. Rural Poverty Report. 2011
  6. 6. Social indicators may not have improved…
  7. 7. Micro-level Food Insecurity
  8. 8. Macro-level Food Insecurity
  9. 9. Share of population usingan improved drinking water source (%)
  10. 10. Water stress & economic growth outlook used (%)
  11. 11. Ratio of girls to boysin primary and secondary education
  12. 12. Share of women employedin non-agricultural sectors (%)
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. YOU will decide!
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