The Data Analysis Unit of NIPN– Development Research Institute (DRI), Ministry of Planning and Investment organized a 4-day intensive training on data analysis from April 4th to 7th, 2023 in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province, Lao PDR. Over 20 government staff from various sectors and ministries, including the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and Lao Statistics Bureau, participated in the training.
The training primarily focused on revising basic statistics and nutrition concepts to prepare participants for further analysis in future training. Participants were also taught how to use STATA and Excel programs for data analysis and were given in-class exercises to practice their knowledge of statistics and topics related to nutrition. Additionally, the training aimed to prepare some of the participants to become trainers for provincial-level training sessions.
The training concluded with closing remarks from Dr. Sitthiroth Rasphone, Director General of DRI, who congratulated the team for the successful training and encouraged participants to continue practicing and applying their knowledge to prepare themselves for future training sessions in 2023. He also urged them to work hard and preparing themselves to be a trainer for provincial level trainer.