Poverty Analysis using STATA

23-24 March 2019 (8am – 5pm)--- Week-end Program
Venue : UR /CBE Gikondo (former SFB)

Call for application for a Professional Training :
“Poverty Analysis using STATA”

Date : 23-24 March 2019 (8am – 5pm)--- Week-end Program
Venue : University of Rwanda /CBE Gikondo (former SFB)
Trainer : Dr. Thierry Kalisa (Senior Economist-MINECOFIN and EPRN Member)

1. Introduction
This two days training program will give an overview to participants of poverty analysis, definition and trends as well as its causes, specifically in Rwanda. The training will approach the topic from an empirical point of view describing results from empirical studies on Rwanda and trying to reproduce them using STATA. The level required is basic econometric and statistical knowledge. An introduction to STATA software will be given.

2. Training Objective
The principal training objective is to ensure participants have enhanced capacity and understanding in :

  • Measuring poverty using monetary or non-monetary indicators
  • Explaining the determinants of poverty taking the example of Rwanda
  • Explaining the impact of some social protection programs on Poverty in Rwanda
  • Econometric modelling using STATA.
    3. Outcomes
    After the training, participants are expected to be able to :
  • Analyze poverty trends taking the example of Rwanda
  • Explain what are the different elements that may cause poverty
  • Explain what is poverty through the different concepts and definitions
  • Use STATA to run basic regressions
  • Use STATA logs
  • Interpret results from econometric estimations using poverty
  • Assess the impact of a particular policy on poverty.

4. Training methods
The training course will be run in a workshop style with a high degree of participant involvement. Adult learning methodologies will be employed, and participants will not be passive. Debate and discussion will be encouraged. The trainer will use a mix of presentations to define and explain key concepts and practical exercises using STATA. The participants are advised to bring their laptops.
5. Certificate
EPRN will issue completion certificates to participants who successfully attended the course and pass the course test.
Note : At the end of the course, the trainer will deliver a test, and ONLY participants to pass the course with at least 60% will get the certificate. Others will be advised to wait until another training opportunity for the same course (free of charge).
6. Training Fees
-* Members : 20,000 Rwf
-* Non-members : 100,000 Rwf (80,000Rwf for those who will be able to pay 7 days before training date).
7. Application process
Interested applicants are encouraged to pay the registration fees through the following bank details :
-* Bank Account : 00040 06945750 07 RWF (Bank of Kigali)
-* Title of the Account : Economic Policy Research Network
Scan the bank slip and send it to : info@eprnrwanda.org and copy to : coordinator@eprnrwanda.org OR bring the hard copy of bank slip to EPRN office located at University of Rwanda Headquarters-CBE Gikondo (former SFB).
NB : Applicants are required to bring their laptops. EPRN will provide lunch to participants.

If you need further clarifications, call us through : 0788357648 or write to us : info@eprnrwanda.org