Capacity Building at the Kurdistan Region Statistics Office Through Data Collection
Aug 26, 2014
The Kurdistan Region of Iraq needs policy-relevant data to help improve infrastructure, encourage the private sector, attract foreign investment, and foster economic growth. The Kurdistan Region Statistics Office needs to build capacity to collect the data. RAND worked closely with the Office to build capacity by preparing, conducting, and analyzing the first round of a survey of the regional labor force.
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Comprehensive and reliable statistics are crucial for designing economic policies. The Kurdistan Region of Iraq lacks the statistics it needs to improve infrastructure, encourage private-sector development, attract foreign investment, and create sustained economic growth. The Kurdistan Region Statistics Office needs to build capacity to collect the data. RAND worked closely with the office and in consultation with relevant ministries to build capacity by preparing, conducting, and analyzing the first round of a survey of the region's labor force critical to government policymaking. RAND provided overall guidance and both analytical and hands-on training to organization staff. Further, by being involved in the complete life cycle of the survey, from conception through data collection to policy analysis, and by being responsible for the final execution and analysis of the surveys, that staff benefited from learning by doing. Future rounds of the survey will provide up-to-date information on how these and other important indicators are changing over time and in response to policies.
Data Collection, Cleaning, and Validation
Analysis and Results
Recommendations for an Enterprise Survey
Conclusions and Next Steps
Rotation Scheme for the KRLFS
Kurdistan Region Labor Force Survey Questionnaire
Public Reporting Template
Questionnaire Design Workshop
Data Collection and Entry Workshop
Data Cleaning Workshop
Labor Market Concepts Workshop
Statistical Analysis Workshop
This research was undertaken within RAND Labor and Population.
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