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NSCB Holds Consultative Forum on the Proposed Improvements
in the Official Poverty Estimation Methodology
(NSCB-PR-201101-NS1-03, Posted 26 January 2011)

NSCB Conducts Statistical Appreciation Seminar for Media

The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) will conduct a Consultative  Forum on the Proposed Improvements in the Official Poverty Estimation Methodology  on January 28, 2011, 1:30 pm. at the NSCB Operations Room, 5th Floor, Midland Buendia Building, 403 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.

To be presented during the Forum are the results of the overall review of the official poverty estimation methodology undertaken by the Technical Committee on Poverty Statistics (TC PovStat), which is being coordinated by the NSCB and chaired by Dr. Celia M. Reyes of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

The TC PovStat is designated with the formulation of the official poverty estimation methodology to be used in the generation of the official poverty statistics based on Executive Order No. 352 issued in 1996, Designation of Statistical Activities that will Generate Critical Data for Decision-making of the Government and the Private Sector. The overall review, which started in 2008, aims to address the various issues being raised on the methodology. 

The Consultative Forum will serve as a venue for the exchange of ideas and discussion on the proposed improvements in the official poverty estimation methodology among the stakeholders of poverty statistics.

During the Forum,  Dr. Celia M. Reyes will present the proposed methodology while officials from the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will give their reactions and feedback on this initiative. The  welcome remarks will be delivered by NSCB Secretary General Romulo A. Virola while Assistant Secretary General Lina V. Castro will act as moderator during the open forum. 

Invited participants include representatives from the National Government Agencies (NGAs) , Non Government Organizations (NGOs), International Agencies, Academe, TCPovStat members, other poverty experts and the media. 


Secretary General



Contact Person:

Ruben V. Litan
Tel. No. (632) 890-8456


Related pages

Visit the 10th NCS Web Poverty Statistics Homepage

Visit the 10th NCS Web Executive Order No. 352


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