The World Bank is committed to strengthening statistical capacity through various partnerships with development agencies by preparing various amount of guidance and other materials. Staff who are able to develop and manage statistical capacity building programs and projects can provide support to the managers of statistical services in developing countries. To help train project managers and task team leaders as well as the employees of statistical agencies in developing countries we have developed extensive e-learning training courses in various statistical fields.
Investing in Statistical Capacity Building
This course aims to: (1) promote a broad understanding of the nature and role of statistical systems in developing countries; (2) introduce the tools and processes available for assessing capacity and performance; and (3) explain the main aspects of developing and implementing projects and programs to improve statistical capacity, based on a comprehensive strategic plan.
Management in Statistics
Statistical organizations have to manage a range of different, but interrelated processes whereas the core business is the production of statistics. These processes are complicated and have to be managed carefully at every stage.
Justice, Crime and Security Statistics
In all countries the statistics of crime and justice are the responsibility of many different government agencies. Statistics from all these agencies need to be consistent and available to all and a set of procedures is needed to cope with the governance of crime and justice statistics across all agencies.
Labor Market and Survey Design
The module Labor Market and Survey Design focuses on the framework for labor statistics, the need of labor market information, the design of surveys and the role of agencies in the survey cycle.
Geographical Information System (GIS)
The purpose of this course is to present the origins, history, growth and uses of GIS. It will be looked at where GIS gets its data from, the management and integration of GIS data, and the components that make up a successful GIS. Key issues for implementing a GIS in your organization will be identified.
This course introduces agriculture statistics in a broad sense, taking into account data in relation to the environment, climate change, biodiversity, food security, and natural resource management. Main sources of agricultural data will be introduced along with sampling frames for agricultural censuses and surveys, and data collection procedures, amongst other things.
Because of the ever-growing array of huge, complex, and technically challenging projects in today’s statistical agencies, project management has become a critical skill. People need special tools, techniques, and knowledge to handle their project management assignments. The course at hand will introduce all available tools for successful project management.
Business Statistics and Business Register
Business statistics is one of the cornerstones of economic statistics which provide the empirical data needed for economic policy making and for economic research. A statistical business register is a specific type of register.
Quality Assurance for Census
A Census of Population and Housing is the most complex and resource intensive of all statistical activities. It is therefore critical that the NSO manages the activity from a quality perspective to maximize the potential of the effort and expense.
System of National Accounts
The System of National Accounts (SNA) is the internationally agreed standard set of recommendations on how to compile measures of economic activity. This course will introduce to the economic activities that are supposed to be included in the SNA.
Government Finance Statistics
Government Finance Statistics are a key to fiscal analysis, and they play a vital role both in developing and monitoring sound financial programs and in conducting surveillance of economic policies. This course is about what data to compile and how to present fiscal statistics as part of the worldwide effort to improve government accounting and transparency in operations. In 20 lessons it will be explained how the work on the Government Finance Statistics needs to be conducted.