Special Event

Tackling food security and nutrition in Egypt: challenges and opportunities

May 21, 2013 - 01:00 pm to 06:30 pm EEST

Launch of the findings from the 2011 Household, Income, Expenditure and Consumption Survey

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics of Egypt (CAPMAS), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and IFPRI will launch findings from the 2011 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIECS) data detailing poverty, food security and nutrition trends in Egypt and their implications for policymakers and programming.

More specifically, the event will launch findings from CAPMAS and WFP’s forthcoming report, “The Status of Poverty and Food Security in Egypt: Analysis and Policy Recommendations,” as well as recommendations detailed in a joint IFPRI-WFP policy note, “Tackling Egypt’s rising food insecurity in times of transition.” CAPMAS will highlight its online launch of 50 percent of the 2009 HIECS data and 100 percent of its Labour Force Survey data. The day will include a press briefing.