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Friday, November 3, 2017

IDB Courses. THE GATEWAY TO OPEN LEARNING FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN





THE GATEWAY TO OPEN LEARNING FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN



Data for Effective Policy Making
Take control of data and gain a better understanding of the tools used in public policy planning, management, and evaluation.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the relationship between data analysis and decision-making in public management
  • Define the research problem, starting hypothesis, analysis variables and methods to test the hypotheses
  • Interpret and develop different types of visualizations, using concrete examples
  • Identify how to use data analysis to propose solutions to public policy problems, to explain the assessment of a policy, and to carry out policy planning
  • Browse the IDB’s Numbers for Development and Caribbean Data Portal and its different sections
In this course, students will strengthen their ability to use, understand and interpret data. Using the “Numbers for Development" and “Caribbean Data Portal” platforms developed by the IDB - which presents data and socioeconomic indicators from the Latin American and Caribbean region - students will be able to understand how to improve the decision-making process in public management.

At the end of the course, participants will have gained the tools to navigate data, perform and interpret visualizations, and understand the different types of data analysis according to the policy to be implemented.

Format: massive open online course (MOOC)
Start date: November 2, 2017
Duration: 6 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Cost:  Free
Certificate: If you want to obtain a certificate, the cost is US$ 25.00
Questions about this course? Click on this link for a guide to register for the course or email idbx@iadb.org 
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