Technical bi-monthly meeting for data analysis unit

Jun 11, 2024

The bi-monthly technical meeting for the Data Analysis Unit was held on June 7th, 2024, at the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s meeting room. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Sitthiroth Rasphone, Director General of the Development Research Institute, Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Members from various sectors (agriculture, health, LSB, Policy Analysis Unit and the representative from UNICEF) attended the meeting to hear the progress of activities implemented during March to May of 2024. The meeting also highlighted technical issues, challenges, and lessons learned during this period. Additionally, dialogue took place on the potential collaboration between DAU and PAU for sub-national training, developing research topics for 2024, and plans for transitioning the NIPN website to the Lao PDR government (LSB) by 2025.

This half-day meeting fostered fruitful discussions and generated valuable ideas by the participants which will be subsequently synthesized into the action plan for the upcoming quarter.

Dr. Sitthiroth Rasphone concluded the meeting by echoing the importance of collaboration between the Data Analysis Unit and the Policy Analysis Unit to ensure effective implementation of key priorities 1) sub-national training, 2) research topics for 2024, 3) dissemination, 4) integration of NIPN and NIS website, for further discussion and developing an action plan in the next quarter.

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