Twenty-eight government statisticians from twenty-three countries (Bangladesh, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kenya, Lao P.D.R., Lesotho, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) completed the Third Group Training Programme on Production and Statistical Analysis of Monitoring Indicators in Support of Inclusive Development Policies, Chiba, Japan, 16 May – 24 June 2016.
The six-week residential course enhanced the knowledge and skills of participants in using statistical techniques on survey data to analyse disparities and inequalities. Participants applied the acquired knowledge and skills on developing analytical research framework, preparing survey data for statistical analysis, selecting appropriate statistical methods for inequality analysis and writing an analytical research paper to microdata from their country household surveys.
At the closing ceremony of the course, Mr. Hiroyuki Kitada, Deputy Director of SIAP; Mr. Hirofumi Hoshi, Deputy Director General, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo International Center; Mr. Toshimasa Mae, Deputy Representative, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japanese Representative Office; and Mr. Takayuki Sasajima, Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Government of Japan delivered congratulatory messages.
The course was conducted by SIAP, in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Government of Japan and the Asian Development Bank.