On February 5-7, 2018, a team of four (4) trainers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) facilitated a training course on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis using Stata” over 3 days to 26 (19 males and 7 females) members of staff from various departments of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD).
The training is designed to teach participants how to manage, analyze, and report findings from various types of economic data. Participants gained insights on how to handle data for evidence-based decision making. The training course was well received and appreciated with participants expressing satisfaction for both course content and delivery.
The training course is part of capacity building activities of the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, which is jointly implemented by IFPRI-NSSP and Michigan State University with the generous funding of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Nigeria).