Data analytics and knowledge management for development

Data analysis and knowledge management for development

Data analytics and knowledge management for development

23 October–15 December 2023
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

Starting with a question, a knowledge gap, and looking for an answer through data. This certification programme aims to provide development practitioners with the knowledge, methods, tools and software solutions to gather, store, process, analyse, visualise, and utilise qualitative and quantitative data to meet the information needs of an organisation and its stakeholders. With the technological advances of recent years, the amount of data and its potential have multiplied, but together with the risks of data manipulation and misinformation. This situation calls for stronger evidence-based management in the public sector and in development cooperation. Through this certification programme, participants develop their data analysis skills to generate and manage knowledge that ultimately inform decision-making. The course relates to the phases of the policy and programme cycles and prepares for the identification of need of knowledge and data in order to - inform strategic intervention planning - the development of evidence-based development models and theories of change - allow adaptive and agile management fed by an up-to-date and on demand data and evidence availability - strengthen evaluation robustness on the basis of solid data collection, analysis and knowledge provision - underpin organisational development based on ready availability of data and analysis - enhance external communication fed by credible evidence

Who attends this course?

This certification program on data analysis and knowledge management for development is intended for a wide range of actors active in the field of development cooperation, in the public sector or the third sector who want to improve evidence-based management processes: technical specialists, programme and project managers, monitoring and evaluation officers, evaluators, programme managers. Members of the research community involved in the identification, design, implementation and evaluation of development policies, programmes and projects are also invited to participate.

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