Ten government statisticians from Egypt, Ghana, Lao P.D.R., Palestine, Tunisia, Vanuatu and Vietnam are attending the eight-week training course on “Production and Statistical Analysis of Monitoring Indicators in Support of Inclusive Development” (PAMID2017) that started on 15 May 2017 at SIAP premises in Chiba, Japan. The course is conducted by SIAP in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and will run until 7 July 2017. Mr. Hiroyuki Kitada, Deputy Director of SIAP; Mr. Takahiro Moriya, Deputy Director General, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo International Center; and Mr. Yutaka Arai, 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 government statisticians to produce SDG indicators and relevant social and economic statistics that facilitate the analysis of disparities and monitoring of impacts of inclusive development policies. The course covers topics on guiding frameworks for analysis and measurement of economic and social disparities in the view of the Sustainable Development Goals, understanding and preparing data from complex surveys for use in statistical disparity analysis and measurement of disaggregated SDG indicators, and statistical tools and methods for production and analysis of disaggregated SDG indicators. Participants will produce analytical papers on social and economic disparities based on household survey data focusing on SDG indicators.