Heba El Laithy, Ph.D.
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Dr. Heba Farida Ahmed Fathy El-laithy is currently a Professor of Statistics at Cairo University’s Faculty of Economics and Political Science. She is specialized in micro data analysis and Socioeconomic and Social impact evaluation for development programs. Dr. El-laithy has a strong background in statistical analysis. She received her PHD Degree from Sussex University in United Kingdom. She is a key poverty and inequality expert who has contributed her expertise to several poverty assessments and poverty alleviation program evaluations in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen, authoring and co-authoring seminal reports on poverty, inequality poverty alleviation and social safety net development in the MENA and ESCWA region for governments, research centers and national and international organizations such as Social Fund for Development, the World Bank, and many others. Dr. El-laithy has published papers on issues including the gender dimension of poverty, social risk management, and monetary poverty, multidimensional poverty and food security. She led the team for developing poverty map for Egypt, using household Income, Expenditure and Consumption Survey 2015 and Population and housing Census 2017. Recently, she participated in designing targeting mechanisms for new cash transfer programs of Ministry of Social Solidarity, based on Geographical Targeting and Proxy Means Testing.