Professional Development Training Course on Management of Data Quality & Standardization; 14 – 25 November 2016

This 2 weeks Customized Professional Development Training Course on Management of Data Quality & Standardization is to be conducted for 5 Officials of Central Statistical Agency, National Planning Commission, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia during 14 – 25 November 2016.

 The Central Statistical Agency (CSA) is the Ethiopian Government Organization coordinating and leading the National Statistical System, collect and compile data from sample survey, census and administrative records.  The CSA analyzes data and deliver reports for various sectors or users.  Moreover, CSA provides technical guidance and assistance to government agencies, institution and individuals in their endeavor to establish administrative recording, registration and reporting systems, and build the capacity required for providing directives and consultations in development of administrative records and registration system.  In general the CSA of Ethiopia leads the statistical system in the country. 

 The CSA has a plan to build the capacity of its staff through training and experience sharing visits in Thailand.   With regard to this, CSA collaborated with AIT Extension of the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand to organize the training for 5 experts on Management of Data Quality & Standardization from 14 – 25 November 2016.


The main objective of the training course is aimed to improve the knowledge and skill for the CSA officials about System Assessment, Data Verification and Accreditation.  The training course focuses on enhancing the knowledge and skills of the participants through practical examples to have a clear understanding.  Some of the key issues to be addressed during the training program are:

  • Basic principles of quality data, its requirement & processes
  • The need for collection of the data, coverage & classification
  • Principles of data management procedures & making use of it
  • How to implement DQAF considering the international best practices
  • Approaches & techniques of data quality assessment, M&E of data and its standardization.
  • Improving the skills of the institutions by advocating system improvement of NSOs.

This program is held during 14 – 25 November 2016 at Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok

Donor:The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Participants:Five (5) Officials from Central Statistical Agency, Ethiopia

Course Director: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Dash

Course Coordinator:  Ms. Kanlaya Muangsan

Contact:  Dr. Pradeep Kumar Dash

                   Senior Program Specialist

                  AIT Extension

                  Asian Institute of Technology


                  Tel:  +66-2-5245358