Twenty-eight government statisticians from 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 are attending the six-week training course on “Production and Statistical Analysis of Monitoring Indicators in Support of Inclusive Development” (PAMID-3) that started on 16 May 2016 at SIAP premises in Chiba, Japan. The course is conducted by SIAP in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Asian Development Bank (ADB), and will run until 24 June 2016. 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, Japanese Representative Ofiice; 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.