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Presentation 4A1. New Challenges in Training for Statistical Development in Developing Countries

Presenter
Ben Kiregyera (Uganda) phidam@africaonline.co.ug

 

Presentation Abstract
In developing countries, statistics has in recent past been put on front burner in response to developments in international arena, including the emergence of information revolution, the need to monitor actions aimed at meeting the internationally agreed millennium development targets/goals and the need to make technical co-operation more relevant to national needs for statistical development. It is argued that these developments pose training challenges for statisticians and non-statisticians alike. The challenges which are presented include training statisticians to develop non-technical skills including understanding planning and decision-making processes, better communication with target audiences and carrying out statistical advocacy; and training for non-statisticians to appreciate the role and importance of statistics and to develop evidence-based culture for setting and monitoring policy. The role of PARIS21 debate and process in meeting these challenges is outlined.

 

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