Data Expert Programme

Development Data Expert Programme

The Data Expert Programme is a new initiative of our Statistical Consulting Center designed to build the analytical capacity of development practitioners making sense out of humanitarian and intervention data on the ground using real datasets for hands-on exercises.

This programme is designed to help you learn how to analyze and interpret development sector data with basic and advanced statistical techniques and tools. We have found that the programme makes online learning easy that it is not necessary to have a formal, instructional data lab; you should be able to learn how to use a significant number of analytical tools on your own in this programme. Access to these packages which include but not limited to IBM SPSS Statistics, Stata, R and some familiarity with Windows is all that is required.

This specialized programme will help you develop skills that cover the whole range of the steps in the research process: design, data collection, data entry, data analysis, interpretation of outputs and writing results. The hands-on exercises consist of open-source data and confidential datasets deployed from the field. Therefore, it serves as a model for your analysis in this programme.

This programme is jointly delivered by our Statistical Consulting Center and Institute for Development Research. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply to this programme.

Who Should Participate

  • Monitoring and evaluation professionals, senior programme officers and development workers.
  • Statistical bureau officers collecting and analyzing household data on behalf of national governments.
  • Transitioning professionals wanting to break into the non-profit sector.
  • Consultants and data savvy individuals interested in bringing positive change through advocacy and public policy research.
  • Knowledge workers in universities and graduate students studying development-related fields.

Benefits

  • Gain extensive knowledge of IBM SPSS Statistics, Stata and R software delivered by our in-house statisticians in a small class of 5 participants.
  • Become proficient in development research techniques from a practical point of view.
  • Gain edge over a significant number of fully-funded scholarships offered by universities, foreign governments and international organizations that support development-related studies.
  • Contribute to our Statistical Consulting Center’s activities and research fellowship.
  • Receive the IDR authorized certificate of Development Data Expert Programme relevant for career advancement in the development sector.

Topics

Overview of Global Development
• A First Look at Global Development
• Data Sources in International Development
• Sustainable Development Goals
• Career Paths in International Development
• Exploring Opportunities in the Development Sector

Hands-on Labs
• Research Methodology for Development
• Mobile Data Collection with ODK and Kobotoolbox
• Data Visualization with Tableau
• Quantitative Data Management and Analysis using SPSS, Stata and R
• Qualitative Data Management and Analysis With NVIVO

Communication for Development
• Professional Email Correspondence
• Templates in International Development
• Responding to Request for Proposal (RFP) and Writing Grant Proposal
• Intervention Evaluations: Baseline, Midterm and Endline Survey
• Report Writing

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why the development data expert programme

This programme is designed to help you learn how to analyze and interpret development sector data with basic and advanced statistical techniques and tools. This specialized programme will help you develop skills that cover the whole range of the steps in the research process: design, data collection, data entry, data analysis, interpretation of outputs and writing results.

What is the mode of this programme?

Participants will be admitted on a rolling basis and assigned to instructor-led virtual classes. We have found that the programme makes online learning easy that it is not necessary to have a formal, instructional data lab; you should be able to learn how to use a significant number of analytical tools on your own in this programme. Access to these packages which include but not limited to IBM SPSS Statistics, Stata, R and some familiarity with Windows is all that is required.

Do I need to access my own company’s data?

No. The hands-on exercises consist of open-source data and confidential datasets deployed from the field. Therefore, it serves as a model for your analysis in this programme.

What is the cost and duration of this program?

100 USD for a duration of 2 months.

Further enquiries?

For further enquiries, please send a mail to programmes@datavillegroup.com. Our Support Team typically respond within 1-3 hours.

Data Expert Application Form

| Deadline: Admittance on rolling basis

Country

State/Province

Education Information

Area of Interest

Work Experience

How did you hear about this programme?

Selection Assessment Question

Focal Themes

 Africa Poverty and Development Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Gender and Development Aid Challenges

Sub-themes

 Human Rights Education Public Health Agriculture and Food Security Climate Change Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Private Sector Development Governance and Civil Society ICT4D

 I hereby acknowledge that if selected in the Development Data Expert Programme, I confirm that I will abide by the time commitments as outlined in the full 8-week program.



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