free hit counters

Mr. Mahmoud Abdalrahman

Mr. Mahmoud   Abedalrahman

Director General of Area Statistics

Personal Information:

Marital status:  Married

Nationality: Palestinian

Year of  Birth : 1962

Place of Birth: Kafer Al-Deek

Key Working Areas

Area Statistics: Housing Statistics


Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics       10/2003 - Present
Director General of Area Statistics Directorate
Responsible for the management, production, processing and dissemination process of Area Statistics and other relevant statistics.

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics       2009-2010

Technical Assistant of National Director of Agricultural Census 2010 

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics       3-10/2003
Coordinator of Statistical Monitoring Unit

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics       1/2001-6/2002
Acting Director General of Area Statistics

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics       1998 - 2001
Director, Housing and Housing Conditions Statistics Department

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics       1995 - 1998
Director, Crime and Victimization Statistics Department

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics        1997, 2007
Salfit Governorate Director, Population, housing and Establishments’ census 1997 and 2007

Al-Quds Open University, Salfit           2002-2003
Lecturer: Part Time - Lecturer of Social work 

Al-Quds Open University, Ramallah    1998-2002
Lecturer: Part Time Lecturer of Sociology, Social work and Social Development

Al-Najah National University, Nablus    1995
Lecturer: Part Time-  Lecturer of Sociology

Al-Quds Open University, Nablus            1994
Lecturer: Part Time -  Lecturer of Sociology Methods

Key Qualifications

Responsibility of preparing the annual budget and plans for the Area Statistics Directorate.

Responsibility of the approval and issuance of all reports produced by the directorate (Agriculture Statistics, Environment Statistics, Natural Resources Statistics, Housing Statistics and Tourism Statistics)

Responsibility in preparation and conducting of different workshops and seminars.

Writing proposals.

Writing reports.

Questionnaire design, data processing, and data cleaning and analysis

Planning, management and supervision of building official Social and Area statistical programs (with applied experience on 20 statistical projects in PCBS)

Producing standard training materials (Manuals and relevant documents) for the training courses for field workers (data collectors) Designing statistical reports on the statistical results of the households surveys

Documentation of the surveys phases and archiving the main finding for public use

Good experience in management and supervision of designing housing census and housing conditions surveys and updating process of housing and building registers

Good experience in management, supervision and evaluation of performance for staff  members (more than 18 employees over the last 10 years)

Very good experience in reporting skills, Preparing financial, progress and administrative reports to the “Highest Administration” Deep experience in the housing statistics (Main field of interest), as the director for the housing conditions surveys and housing census, including designing the questionnaires, manuals, statistical frames and samples and preparing the final tabulation including data analysis.


Jordan University 1991 – 1994
M.A, Sociology               

Al-Najah National University 1980 – 1984

Nablus- Palestine 

B.A Sociology

Course Training

 “ Civil Service Leadership Development Program” (144 Hours) during the Period 21/10/2009 – 27/01/2010 in Ramallah – Palestine.

Study Visit/Methodology used in the 2007 Agricultural Census in Jordan (Amman 26th – 28th August 2008)

Measuring democracy, governance and human rights: (22 days), Held At: Munich - Germany: 24/09/2003 - 15/10/2003.

Euromediterranean Conference on Tourism Statistics: (5 days), Held At: Madrid – Spain: 4-8 March 2002.

Analysis and Interpretation of Statistics: (70 days), Held At: Tokyo - Japan: 18/1/2000 - 26/3/2000.

Study Tour/Administrative records: (7 days), Held At: Oslo – Norway: 10 –16/10 1999.

Performance Appraisal. (8 Hours), Held At: Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics Between: 25/10/1998 – 29/10/1998.

Advanced Administrative Skills: (12 Hours), Held At: Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics Between: 6 - 15 /9/1997.

Sampling Errors/ CENVAR Programme. (12 Hours), Held At: Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics Between: 04/05/1997 – 20/05/1997.

Training Trainers. (25 Hours), Held At: Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics Between: 31/8/1996 – 14/9/1996.

Research Interests

Social Studies, Housing Conditions, Housing Demand, Households Projections and Housing Projections.  


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Roundtable Meeting on Programme for the 2010 Round of Censuses of Agriculture, The Role of the Census of Agriculture in Monitoring of MDGs: Poverty and Hunger. 16-20/11/2008, Cairo, Egypt

IAOS-IASS Conference on: Poverty, Social Exclusion and Development: a Statistical Perspective, Expansion and Annexation Wall and Social Exclusion in the West Bank in Palestine. 29/11-1/12/2004, Amman- Jordan

Euromediterranean, MEDSTAT programme, MED-TOUR project, Euromediterranean Conference on Tourism Statistics, Accomedations Statistics in Palestine. 4-8 March 2002. Madrid – Spain

Ministry of Health and (W.H.O), Safety Promotion, Victims of Criminal Offenses and Road Traffic Accidents.  20-21 September 1998. Ramallah – Palestine

Ministry of Housing and Birzeit University, International Conference on Affordable Housing in Palestine, Housing Conditions in the Palestinian Refugee Camps. 1-3 November. 1996. Birzeit University – Palestine.

Papers in Refereed Scientific Research Journals:

An – Najah University Journal for Research-(Humanities), Housing Units and Households Projections Methods in the Palestinian Territory up to 2010. An-Najah National University, Nablus- Palestine, V.18, N.1, (June 2004).


Mother Tongue:  Arabic

Good Ability to Read, Speak and Write English.

Slight Ability to Read, Speak and Write Hebrew.

More Details
TitleDirector General, Area Statistics
Mahmoud Abdalrahman