This paper is from Session 5C: Statistical Education and Training for Public Policies
which comes under Topic 5: Statistics education in the workplace, government and across disciplines
Paper 5C1 (Thursday 12th, 11:00-12:30)
Statistical Training in Support of Evidence Based Policy Making
- Yoshiyuki Kobayashi (Statistical Research and Training Institute of Japan, Japan)
Demand for official statistics is rapidly increasing and becoming more complex in Japan just as in many other countries. The government has been promoting application of Evidence Based Policy Making (EBPM) to improve efficiency and accountability in public policies. In view of promoting EBPM, statistical knowledge is required for staff in both statistical departments and policy departments. In response to the changing environment, the Statistical Research and Training Institute (SRTI) has begun to provide new statistical training and services to the central and local governments and the public. This paper describes recent efforts of SRTI regarding EBPM and other movements related to statistics, and discusses the challenges for SRTI.