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ECLAC Began Training Program for Public Officials in Argentina

14 June 2017|Announcement

The program, divided into independent workshops, will be offered in 2017 by the United Nations regional organization’s Office in Buenos Aires.

In May, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) began a training program in quantitative analysis techniques for public administration officials in Argentina.

The program is made up of five independent courses of a theoretical-practical nature, which will be implemented as workshops with an emphasis on the application of the concepts and techniques presented via software that corresponds specifically to each one.

The first course was carried out between May 23 and June 9 and was given by Soledad Villafañe from ECLAC’s Office in Buenos Aires and Agustín Arakaki, of the Center for Population, Employment and Development Studies (CEPED) belonging to the University of Buenos Aires’ Institute of Economic Research. They addressed the matter of “The labor market, between the productive structure and well-being: Quantitative methods for analyzing their links.”

Meanwhile, on June 28-30, Daniel Vega of ECLAC’s Office in Buenos Aires will provide training on statistical seasonal adjustment by addressing “ARIMA Modeling, signal extraction and its implementation in the X-12 program.”

“The use and processing of data from censuses and household surveys for generating socio-demographic indicators (Redatam)” will be the focus of the third course, which will take place on July 26-29 and will be taught by Alejandra Silva, from ECLAC’s Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Center (CELADE)-Population Division.

On August 7-11, the invitation will be extended, for the first time, to the countries of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) through “The United Nations Development Account Project on input matrices for trade and industrial policies in Central America and South America.” Ariel Wirkierman, of the University of Sussex’s Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), will offer a training course for officials from the regional bloc on “Structural analysis of the productive configuration through input-output techniques.”

The training program will conclude with a course on “The construction of stock-flow consistent macroeconomic models for policy evaluation,” which will be given on September 25-29 by Sebastián Valdecantos, from ECLAC’s Office in Buenos Aires.

The courses will be taught at ECLAC’s Office in Buenos Aires. The public officials interested in attending should send their curriculum and a completed form signed by the candidate and a supervisor (with a ranking of undersecretary or higher) no later than 15 days before the start of each module to the following email address: Capacity is limited.

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