Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center in collaboration with Regionomics Inc. of Canada and EKonometrics offers a course in statistical analysis for development professionals, practitioners, academics, and students who are interested in deploying statistics to find answers for development related challenges.
The course focuses on the following:
1. Data analytics using the state-of-the-art software.
2. Research design & planning: from conception to report writing.
3. Design of survey questionnaires.
4. Estimating poverty and inequality indices.
5. Regression models for continuous and categorical data.
6. On-line course using videos.
Pakistan, like many other developing countries, has witnessed a
growing emphasis on evidence-based planning, which requires policies
to be based on hard evidence drawn from data and analysis. This also
requires collection of survey data and the subsequent analysis of the
Survey-based data collection in Pakistan has increased manifold in the past 10 years. International donors, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies have collected gigabytes of survey data. Apart from a cursory analysis comprising summary tabulations, the wealth of data collected has not been thoroughly mined to expose latent trends that may inform public policy making. There is an urgent need to subject existing data to advanced statistical analysis to allow policymakers the opportunity to benefit from data-driven evidence.
A private TV channel is willing to give free air time to show 150 sec documentaries of innovative community level initiatives. This would be a Public Service message and each selected documentary would be shown on all the news bulletin for one day. Then it would be placed on you tube through their and our (Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Centre's) web managers.