An intensive training for the Policy Analysis Unit

Mar 19, 2024

An intensive training for the Policy Analysis Unit was held at the Academy Training Hotel & Restaurant in Vang Vieng, Vientiane Province from 13th to 15th March 2023.  The three-day training provided participants with an overview of tools and practices to reproduce results from the PAU’s research conducted in 2023.

This training was meant to act as a means of teaching both statistical rigor and critical thinking, qualities that are necessary for researchers. Reproducing research can simultaneously be a tool for education and a means for participants to learn methods to contribute to their own sectors.

Participants examined a study called Subsistence Agricultural Production, Household Food Security, and Women’s and Children’s Dietary Diversity in Lao PDR. The training covered an overview of the research rationale, methodologies, and findings, templates (scripts and coding, etc.) to reproduce the research, and hands-on practice with version control.

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