20-21 October 2008
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre and the Statistics Directorate of the OECD will organize a two-day training course on “composite indicators development” in Bratislava on October 20 and 21, 2008.
The course is intended to train both users and developers of composite indicators.
The course explores the steps required to build composite indicators, and the factors affecting country scores and ranking (such as the issue of weighting, the imputation of missing values, the type of hierarchical structure chosen to represent the framework, or the aggregation method chosen).
The course will also illustrate how to gauge the robustness of the message conveyed by a composite indicator, through a combination of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.
The objective of the second day of the course, organised by the OECD, is to raise awareness of the Global Project and the Statistics, knowledge and policy chain and to understand the role that composite indicators can play.
The course is free of charge and is based on the revised OECD-JRC handbook on composite indicators: http://composite-indicators.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Handbook.htm
The scientific program and further details can be found at: http://composite-indicators.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Seminar_Bratislava_2008/Bratislava_2008.htm
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