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Toolkit training and data recovery workshop in Bangladesh (Dhaka, July 5-10, 2009)

Fri, 07/10/2009

The ADP conducted an Introductory Microdata Management Toolkit Training at the new training facilities at the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). The ADP is formalizing its program and the ADP assistance will include technical assistance to enhance the data recovery efforts initiated by IPUMS (University of Minnesota).

The BBS has over 8,000 tapes stored in reel to reel format and these are being converted to an ASCII output which will later be documented in the Toolkit. This project, initiated by IPUMS will save precious survey and census data dating back to 1981.

IHSN Toolkit Arabic translation workshop (Tunis, June 24-25, 2009)

Thu, 06/25/2009

A regional group of Arabic users of the Toolkit met in Tunis to review and update the translated version of the Toolkit into Arabic. The workshop was hosted by the Institut National de la Statistique. The group included participants from: CAS in Lebanon, CAPMAS in Egypt, UNESCWA, INS Tunisia and PCBS in Palestine.

The group met for two full days and updated the Arabic interface of the Metadata Editor Version 1.1 and the IHSN templates to Version 1.5.

ADP presentation at the DfID statisticians retreat in UK (Latimer, June 16-17, 2009)

Wed, 06/17/2009

The IHSN and the Joint Monitoring Program on Water and Sanitation (JMP) presented the results of the ADP Task 2 workshop conducted in Nigeria. The DfID Statistician’s retreat was attended by over 30 regional and country statistical advisors.

IHSN participates in IASSIST annual meeting in Finland (Tampere, May 26-29, 2009)

Fri, 05/29/2009

The IHSN gave two presentations: one on Data Anonymization and another on the Question Bank at the IASSIST Conference. The Paper on the Question Bank provide insight into the tools being developed by the IHSN as did the anonymization presentation.

Global Fund data archiving workshop (Nairobi, May 4-8, 2009)

Fri, 05/08/2009

The Global Fund recently undertook a 5-Year Impact Evaluation (GF5YE) attempting to measure reduction of disease burden of Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. The GF5YE implemented its evaluation through a Consortium of institution including: Marco International, WHO, Hopkins University, Harvard University and the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC). Macro International funded a workshop to document primary household and facility data collected for the evaluation.