Sahar El Tawila

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Personal information

Title: 

Director

Birthyear: 
1956

Contact information (work)

Company name: 
The Social Contract Center
Address: 
1 Magles Al Shaab st, Kasr Al Aini
City: 
Cairo
Country: 
Egypt
Phone: 
+ 202 279 29 29 2
Work email address: 
stawila@idsc.net.eg

Education

Certificate of the Sampling Program for Survey Statisticians, The Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, 1996

Certificate of the Special Program in Demography, Office of Population Research, Princeton University, 1988

Ph.D. in Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1990

M. Sc. in Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1982

B.Sc. in Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1977

Competences

Statistical analysis of large data sets

Sampling, design and implementation of national and sub-national surveys

Survey design oriented towards the development of democratic governments and new modes of citizenship

Languages: 

Arabic

English

Jobs

Work history: 

National Project Director, The Social Contract Center: A joint project between Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), UNDP and The Cabinet, Egypt.

Associate Professor of Statistics and Demography, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 2001- 2007

Research Associate and Coordinator, Social Research Center, The American University in Cairo (SRC/AUC), 1991-2001

Consultant to national and regional projects, such as those organised by: UNFPA; the International Islamic Center for Population Studies and Research, Al-Azhar University; UNICEF; UNDP; Innocenti Research Center,UNICEF, Florence, Italy; the WHO, The Economic Research Forum (ERF); Ministry of Health and Population, the World Bank; and USAID

Honorary office and memberships: 

Member in the Specialist Panel for Social Science and Operations Research on Reproductive Health, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, Special Program of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, WHO, Geneva, 2001

Productions and works: 

Background papers such as: “The Envisaged Role of NGOs in implementing the 55-Social Contract Programs" incorporated in Egypt Human Development Report, 2008;

“Investing in Development: An Egyptian Reading of the Practical Plan to Achieve the MDGs” incorporated in Egypt Human Development Report, 2005;

“Decentralization of the Education Sector in Egypt: Toward better equalized educational opportunities” incorporated in Egypt Human Development Report, 2004

Proposal Development Consultation, WHO/EMRO and WHO/HQ and the Department of Research on Reproductive Health/The Ministry of Health, Syria, April ‏2001

Reports include:

El-Tawila S. “ Population Profile: Qena and Aswan Governorates”, Social Research Center, The American University in Cairo, 1993;

El-Tawila S. “ Children’s Well-Being in Egypt: A Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey”, UNICEF and Social Research Center, 1996;

El-Tawila S., Sallam S., el-Sahn F., el-Gibaly O. and Ibrahim B. “Transition to Adulthood: A National Survey of Egyptian Adolescents”, The Population Council Regional Office for North Africa and West Asia, 1999.

Published Papers include: El-Tawila, Sahar and Barbara Ibrahim (2003) “Social Change and Parent-Adolescent Dynamics in Egypt” Cairo paper in Social Science, Vol 24, Numbers 1 / 2, The American University in Cairo Press; Lloyd C., Sahar el-Tawila, Wesly Clark and Barbara Mensch (2003)

“Determinants of Educational Attainment among Adolescents in Egypt: Does School Quality Make a Difference?” Comparative Educational Review, Vol 47, Number 4; l-Tawila, Sahar (2000)

Youth in the Population Agenda: Concepts and Methodologies” West Asia and North Africa, MEAwards Regional Papers No.44, Population Council.