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Dr. Saleh Al-Kafri

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Saleh “Mohammad Lutfi “ Saleh Al-Kafri

Date and Place of Birth:

3rd November, 1968 –KUWAIT

Marital Status :

Married (son and daughter)

Nationality:

Palestinian

Profession:

Statistician/Labour Economist/Gender and Labour

Address:

P.O. Box 1647, Ramallah, Palestine.

Tel:

00 972 2 2988023 (H), 00 972 2 2982700 (W), 00 972 5 99230119 (Mobile)

Email:

saleh@pcbs.gov.ps , saleh_kafri@hotmail.com

 

Membership of Professional Societies:

  • International Statistical Institution (ISI), Netherlands.

  • International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW), Canada.

  • Palestinian Economists Association, (Member of the Administrative Council: 2009-2011). Ramallah, Palestine

  • Palestinian Statisticians Association, Ramallah, Palestine.

 

Key Qualifications:

Statistician; Labour Statistics and statistical surveys design and analysis.

Labour Economist, Gender and Labour, Informal Sector/ Employment.

 

Countries of Work Experience:

Palestinian Territories, MENA Region in particular Iraq, Yemen, Tunisia and Jordan.

 

Computer Skills:

Microsoft Office Applications: All the main applications under-windows,

Statistical Software: SPSS, STATA, Eviews, Epi-Info, Blaise

 

Education Records:

2012

Pavia University, Italy. PhD in Economic Science (Thesis: Essays in Labour Market and Human Capital)

2005

 

Birzeit University, Palestine. Master (MA) in Economic (Thesis: Child Labor and Schooling in the Palestinian Territory).

1992

Al-Rafidain University College, Baghdad, Iraq. B.Sc., Statistics and Computer Science (Project: Software for Time Series Analysis).

1987

Attil Secondary Boys School, Attil, Tulkarm, Palestine, Tawjehee, Science.

Attil \ Tulkarm, Palestine.

 

Employment Records:

2008-

Director General of Economic Statistics Directorate, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), Ramallah, Palestine.

(chief of the National Committee for building and developing Business Register)

(Member in National Committee of Occupational License)

(Member in National Committee for establishing and developing Institution of MSE’s Affaires)

 

2007

Acting of Assistance of President for Statistical Affaires, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), Ramallah, Palestine.

 

2006-2007

Director of National Accounts Department, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), Ramallah, Palestine.

 

1998-2006

Director of Labour Statistics Department, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), Ramallah, Palestine.

 

1994-1997

Director of Labour Force Survey. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), Ramallah, Palestine.

1993

Data Analyst by SPSS and Field Worker, Palestinian Studies and Research Center, Nablus, Palestine

 

1993

Programmer , Data Analyst and Trainer, Al-Ghad Office for Studies and Training, Nablus, Palestine

1992-1993

Programmer, The Agricultural Database, Jerusalem, Palestine

Consultations and Other:

2012

Consultant – ILO. Fixing the Minimum Wage in PT, and Preparing Fact Sheet (Women in the Palestinian Labour Market), and Updating the Informal Employment report 2007.

2011-2012

External Consultant – ILO – Analyzing the Iraqi Labour Market and evaluating the Iraqi labour statistics tools and outputs and produce two analytical reports on labour and agriculture sector. Leading workshops on analyzing labour Market (prepare a report on Jobs for Iraq: Decent Jobs, and Labour Market analysis: policy recommendations)

 

2011

Research Project with GERPA/CAWTAR – Evaluating the relationship between users (policy makers and researchers) and producers of researches and statistics of gender and labour market in Palestine, Tunis and Jordan. Research and Survey.

 

2010

External Consultant – Muwatin/Palestine –Evaluating the Gender Discrimination in the Palestinian Labour Market and producing a report.

 

2010

External Consultant – Muwatin/Palestine – Analyzing and Evaluating the Social Security and social assistance for the Palestinian and producing a report, and conducting a special survey for that purpose.

 

2010

External Consultant – ILO – Evaluating the relation between users and producers of Gender and Labour Statistics and assess the factors that extend the gap between labour statistics producer and policy makers- survey, workshops and meetings.

 

2006-2010

Research Project with GERPA/CAWTAR –Public budget sensitive to the Women headed household in Palestine and Palestinian Refugee in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon– research and survey (Director of the Project).

 

2007

YEMEN- Regional Trainer on Labour Statistics and Statistical Software-2 weeks

 

2007

Lecturer (Part-time), Labour Economics Course and Economic Statistics. Birzeit University, Ramallah, Palestine.

 

2003-2005

External Consultant – ILO – Part-time Statistician Consultant for Labour Minister, International Labour Organization (ILO) and Ministry of Labour (LMIS Project), Ramallah, Palestine.

 

2006

Consultant with MIFTAH on Gender Issues and Training

 

2004-2007

Consultant with private companies to do monitoring and evaluation for international projects in West Bank and Gaza Strip. One of the main projects was the VOCA project to develop agricultural sector/farmers services. KFW baseline survey. World Bank soci-economic development. National monitoring and evaluation of government policies.

2004

Part-time Labour Statistician Consultant for Ministry of Education and High Education (MoEHE) and Belgium Consulate, Ramallah, Palestine.

 

1998-2000

Member of National Committee for Strategy Employment  in Palestine, ILO and Ministry of Labour, Ramallah, Palestine.

 

 

Training Courses:

Course

Place

Period

Financial and Macroeconometrics Modelling with an application for Palestine using Eviews - UNCTAD

Palestine

October, 2012

10-14/4/2011

Training Course on Leadership, Harvard University and CAWTAR/ GERPA

Boston, USA

19 November, 2009

Summer School on Economic Modeling (CGE modeling)

Pavia, Italy

8-19 June 2009

Summer School on Computable General Equilibrium CGE

modeling and The Time Series for Economics, Pavia

University.

Pavia, Italy

7-22 July 2008

Jobs for a Globalizing World: Labor Market Policy Core

Course. The World Bank

Washington, DC, USA

31 March – 11 April, 2008

Training of Trainers – Arabic

Palestine

May, 2006

Blaise (Software for data entry and tabulation)- English

Malta

24-28 May, 2000

Labour Statistics for Policy Planning- English

Japan

1 June – 12 July, 1998

Blaise (Software for data entry and tabulation)- English

Netherlands

24-28 November, 1997

International Training Course in Labour Statistics- English

Turkey

5-30 September, 1994

Variance Analysis by Cenvar-IMPS Software- English

Palestine

4-20 May, 1997

Microsoft Project Management – Arabic

Palestine

April, 1996

English Language Courses Series –British Council

Palestine

1993-1994

 

Conferences:

The Conference

Place

Year

International Conference on Human Capital and Employment in the European and Mediterranean Area, ALMALAUREA and University di Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

10-11 Mar. 2011

Projects presentations and dissemination of researches workshop, Chicago University and CAWTAR/ GERPA

Chicago, USA

16-19 Oct. 2010

Trade and Development in MENA Region, UNCTAD

Geneva,

7-9 Oct. 2010

Final Dissemination Conference on Gender and Work in the MENA Region, Population Council for WANA Regional Office

Cairo, Egypt

15 March, 2010

Projects presentations and dissemination of researches workshop, Harvard University and CAWTAR/ GERPA

Boston, USA

16-18, Nov. 2009

Conference on Measuring the Informal Sector in Developing Countries, the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) and the South Asian Institute of Management (SAIM)

Kathmandu, Nepal 

23-26 Sep., 2009

57th Session of International Statistics - International Statistics Institute (ISI)

Durben, South Africa

Aug., 2009

United Nation Statistical Division UNSD (Conference)

New York

Feb., 2009

Global Forum on Gender Statistics (Istat and UNSD)

Rome, Italy

Dec., 2007

Gender, Poverty and Employment in the Context of the Informal Economics in Arab Countries

Tunis

Apr. 2007

Workshop on the Impact of the Euro-Med Partnership on the Employment and the Right to work

Spain

Mar. 2007

Workshop on National Accounts (Updating of SNA93) – ESCWA

Egypt

Dec. 2006

13 International conference on Economics Research – Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Kuwait

Dec. 2006

Knowledge Economic Conference – Medstat

Luxembourg

Dec. 2005

11 International conference on Economics Research – Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Lebanon

Dec. 2004

10 International conference on Economics Research – Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Morroco

Dec. 2003

54th Session of International Statistics - International Statistics Institute (ISI)

Germany

Aug. 2003

9 International conference on Economics Research – Economic Research Forum (ERF)

United Arab Emirets

Nov. 2002

Workshop on Economically Active Population: Employment, Unemployment and underemployment- ESCWA/ILO

Egypt

Sep. 2000

International Conference on Adminestrativ Records – Eurostat

Luxembourg

Jan. 1998

International Conference for Labour Statisticians – ILO

Geneva

Oct. 1998

 

Local Conferences: participation with paper:

 

 

Internationl Conference on Statistics and Development by PCBS

Ramallah

2007

Internationl Conference on  Employment by MAS

Birzeit

2006

Internationl Conference on  Employment by Ministry of Labour

Ramallah

2005

 

Publications:

 

Journal/Publisher

Title of Publication

Date

PECDAR, Palestine

Labour Market Performance in the PT (Chapter/ under publishing)

2012

CAWTAR/GERPA, Tunisia

The relation between users and producers of Gender and Labour Statistics and assess the factors that extend the gap between labour statistics producer and policy makers. Palestine, Jordan, Tunisia. (uner publishing)

2012

Muwatin, Ramallah, Palestine

Discrimination in the Palestinian labor market from the perspective of gender

2011

Muwatin, Ramallah, Palestine

The Palestinian social protection situation

2010

Funded by Population Council for WANA Region, Cairo, Egypt

Transition from High Education to the Labour Market: Unemployment within Graduates from Gender Aspect In the Palestinian Territory

May, 2010

CAWTAR/GERPA, Tunisia

The role of governmental and international aid programs in empowering  and protecting women heads of  households in the Palestinian Territory and refugee camps in the Diaspora

 

2010

International Statistics Institute (ISI )

Index of the Use of Human Capacity:

Measurement and Application

Aug. 2009

International Labour Organization (ILO) 

Unprotected Employment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. A gender Equality and workers’ rights perspective

Jun 2008 

International Labour Organization (ILO) 

The Impact of the Euro- Med Partnership On Employment

Jul 2007 

Palestinian Central Bureau of Stat. (PCBS) 

Protocols on Data Quality Management 

Jul 2007 

PCBS

Data Quality Management Strategy 

Jun 2007 

ILO

Women and Men In Yemen 

Mar 2007 

Palestinian Central Bureau of Stat. PCBS 

Labour Statistics and Development 

Mar 2007 

MIFTAH (Gender Issues and Training) 

Training Manual on Budget sensitivity on Gender (Unpaid Work) 

Feb 2007 

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics 

DETERMINANTS OF INTER-MIGRATION OF QUALIFIED LABOUR 

Dec 2006 

CAWTAR, Tunis 

Proposal on female headed HH and the budget 

Dec 2006 

MAS

Characteristics of Palestinian Labour Market 

Nov 2006 

PCBS

Labour Statistics Reports (Series) 1995-2006 

Apr 2006 

Palestinian Economist Association (PEA) 

Women Headed Households in Labour Market 

Sep 2005 

Global Development Network (GDN) 

No Effective Policy Under Occupation: Case Study  

Aug 2005 

International Statistics Institute ISI 

Updating Sampling Frame Between Two Censuses

Aug 2005 

Economic Research Forum (ERF) 

Palestinian Labor Market Demand Changes for Education 

Dec 2004 

Economic Research Forum (ERF) 

The Palestinian Labor Force Dynamic Under the Israeli Occupation 

Dec 2003 

International Statistics Institute ISI 

Multistage Method to Fighting Non-Response

Aug 2003 

Economics Research Forum ERF, Egypt 

Impact of Israeli Measures on the Pal. Child Labour 

Oct 2002 

PCBS

Data Analysis by using SPSS 

Jun 2002 

MAS

Economic Monitor #7 

Dec 2000 

ILO and MOL 

Strategy of employment in Palestine 

Dec 1999 

MAS

Economic Monitor #6 

Dec 1999 

PCBS 

Child Labor 

Sep 1999 

PCBS 

Child Labor 

Sep 1998 

Labour and Labourers Journal 

Wages data evaluation from LFS 

Jun 1997 

UNICEF 

Physical screening and child development of ..

Dec 1996 

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics 

Current Status Report on Palestinian Labour Stat. 

Jun 1996 

 

Languages:

 

speaking

reading

writing

Arabic

native speaker

English:

very good

very good

very good

 

Official Travel: Palestine, Jordan, Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey, Japan, Malta, The Netherlands, UK, Lebanon (ERF conference), Luxembourg, Morocco (ERF conference), Egypt, Germany, Arab Emirate Union AEU (ERF conference), Switzerland, Tunis, Spain, Nepal,  USA, South Africa, Italy

 

 

 

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