AGRODEP will offer eight (8) training courses for its members in 2012. These courses are the most preferred by AGRODEP members out of eighteen (18) that were proposed to them in a survey conducted in September 2011. The courses include training on data (SAMs, household surveys), CGE modeling, poverty analysis, impact evaluation, and panel data econometrics.
- March 13-15: Building and Updating a Social Accounting Matrix: three days/Ismael Fofana, IFPRI, Senegal.
- April 24-27: Poverty Measurement and Analysis: four days/Philippe Van Kerm and Anne-Claire Thomas, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
- May 14-25: GAMS-based Computable General Equilibrium Modeling (basic)***: nine days/Veronique Robichaud, Universite Laval, Canada.
- September 24-28: Panel Data Econometrics: five days/Rembert De Blander, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
- October 8-10: Household Surveys Data: Sampling and Processing: three days/Carlo Azzarri & Melanie Bacou, IFPRI, USA.
- October 29-31: Impact Evaluation & Analysis of Development Interventions: three days/Bernard Tanguy, IFPRI, Senegal.
- December 3-5: GAMS-based Computable General Equilibrium Modeling (advanced): three days/Helene Maisonnave, Universite Laval, Canada.
- December 17-19: Multicountry and Multisector General Equilibrium Analysis (MIRAGRODEP): three days/David Laborde & Antoine Bouet, IFPRI, USA.
**Attendance is limited to two (2) training courses this year. In case of a third (3) application, priority will be given to members who have attended less than two (2) training courses.
***The basic CGE modeling class or equivalent background is a pre-requisite for the GAMS-based Computable General Equilibrium Modeling(advanced) course in November.