Samir Farid is Chief Technical Advisor of the ‘Mediterranean Household International Migration Survey’ (MED-HIMS) programme. He is a statistician-demographer based in London, UK. He has over 35 years of extensive experience in providing technical assistance to National Statistical Offices in 18 countries in the MENA region where he designed and managed more than 22 internationally funded multipurpose household surveys from inception to conclusion.
Work experience spans senior scientific expert roles at the British Office for National Statistics (1970-1977), ISI/World Fertility Survey (1977-1984), the Gulf Family Health Surveys Programme (1985-2000), and EC/Eurostat/MEDSTAT & MED-HIMS Programmes. He acted as consultant for the World Bank and various UN organizations and participated extensively in international and regional expert group meetings and workshops. He was Visiting Professor at the City University London (1988-2001). Samir Farid was co-author of “Guidelines for the Compilation of Statistics on International Migration for the Euro-Med Region” (Eurostat /MEDSTAT-II, 2009), and the main author of the MED-HIMS programme “Model Manuals” including the “Model Questionnaires”, (Eurostat/ MEDSTAT-III, 2013, and Eurostat /MEDSTAT-IV, 2019). Samir has published widely on population trends and patterns in the MENA region; he was author or co-author and editor of more than 35 books and monographs, and more than 60 scientific papers.