10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
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This is a session of Topic 5: Statistics education in the workplace, government and across disciplines

Session 5C (Thursday 12th, 11:00-12:30,   Level 3 - Conference Room C)

Statistical Education and Training for Public Policies



In recent years, governments in many countries recognize the importance of evidence-based policy making, and strive to improve efficiency and accountability in public policies by basing their policy formulation, execution and evaluation on evidence obtained from data analysis. This movement has stimulated demands for data, not only those from official statistical surveys but also administrative data and big data in the private sector. It has also changed the demands and requirements for human resource in the public sector and society at large with a stronger emphasis on statistics and data science. In this context, many educational and training institutions are attempting to meet the challenges of the changing environment, and improve the contents and methods of their programs. In this session, three speakers will present the cases of three types of institutions: national statistical institute, international statistical institute, and university. From the presentations, we shall examine the new approaches and future directions of statistical education and training for public policies.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
5C1Statistical Training in Support of Evidence Based Policy MakingYoshiyuki Kobayashi (Japan)
5C2Changing system of Statistics Education for Official StatisticsKumar Ashish (India)
5C3Education of Data Science in Japan: Shiga University ModelSeiji Takata (Japan)
Akimichi Takemura (Japan)
Shizue Izumi (Japan)