STATA intermediate course for revenue authorities

6-8 October 2021, online

A new 3-day Stata Intermediate training course is provided to 21 participants, representing researchers and tax experts at revenue authorities and research institutes in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The course is prepared and presented by DataFirst.

Stata is software used for statistical analysis and data science. The aim of the online course is to provide participants with a deeper level of software skills useful in the preparation of data for research. The intermediate course follows the basic course organized earlier.

Feedback from attendees

'The project at the end was really a highlight for me! Getting an opportunity to put everything we learned into practice was extremely valuable for my personal research and for where I hope to end up in my career. Bruce equipped us with extremely relevant skills for understanding the structure of microdata, as well as cleaning, manipulating and combining it using Stata. The other highlight was the diverse group of participants - I learned a lot from listening to people who worked in the field, and hearing the issues they regularly have when dealing with data.'

'The highlight for me was applying knowledge learned per session to practical scenarios or cases.'

'Our Stata course instructor Bruce was friendly, passionate and energetic on delivering his virtual lectures.  Notwithstanding the challenges of internet connection, the instructor tried to keep everyone engaged and work.  I started with very limited knowledge on Stata and the 3-day training enhanced my understanding of Stata capability and flexibility and opened my enthusiasm of learning more.'

'The highlight of the training were the practical sessions with the other participants from different countries.'

About the project

The online training is part of UNU-WIDER's Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data project. The project is part of UNU-WIDER's programme on Domestic Revenue Mobilization (DRM). The DRM programme is financed by the Norwegian development co-operation agency Norad.