ISRT successfully organized the International Workshop on Sampling Methodologies for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal Indicators, sponsored by the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and World Bank (WB) on 17-19 December, 2019. Main objectives were to understand key concepts of SDGs, the targets and indicators, gain familiarity with the indicator framework and Statistical Quality Assurance Framework (SQAF), understand the sampling designs commonly used to monitor SDG indicators and appreciate the role of surveys in measuring SDG indicators, learn new technologies for survey data collection, entry, analysis and visualization and gain practical experience through presentations, group work and case studies. Twenty seven participants from SAARC countries including Bangladesh attended the workshop. Twenty seven participants from SAARC countries including Bangladesh attended the workshop. Four of them are from India, four from Sri Lanka, six from Nepal and two of them from Bhutan and rest of them are national participants. Participants are from different background. Most of them are from health related background and some of them are from statistical background.
On the opening ceremony chairman of the University Grants Commission(UGC), Dr. Kazi Shahidullah was the chief guest, Ms. Gemma Van Halderen, Director, Statistics Division, UNESCAP and Ms. Mia Seppo, UN resident coordinator in Bangladesh as special guests. There was total 13 sessions in three days. Renowned national and international statisticians and experts on SDG were the resource persons. End of the last session, certificates were given to the participants. The three days long workshop end with a grand dinner with all the participants and facilitators.
ISRT congratulate the workshop committee headed by Prof. Dr. Tamanna Howlader for organizing such a successful workshop.
For more, please visit https://www.isrt.ac.bd/workshop/