Twenty-three government statisticians from Cameroon, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Islamic Republic of Iran, Lesotho, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Tuvalu are attending the six-week training course on “Production and Statistical Analysis of Monitoring Indicators in Support of Inclusive Development” (PAMID-2) that started on 18 May 2015 at SIAP premises in Chiba, Japan. The course is conducted by SIAP in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and will run until 26 June 2015. Ms. Margarita F. Guerrero, Director of SIAP; Mr. Hirofumi Hoshi, Deputy Director General, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo International Center; and Mr. Osamu Taya, Director General for Policy Planning (Statistical Standards), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) welcomed the participants at the opening ceremony of the course.
This practical course is designed to strengthen capacity of participants and their institutions to produce data and indicators for the analysis of disparities and monitoring of impacts of inclusive development policies. The course covers topics on fundamental concepts of inclusive and sustainable development, measures of inequality and applications of statistical methods and models on micro-data from household surveys for analyzing disparities. Participants will prepare analytical papers on inequalities in economic, health, labour and education outcomes.