Econometric Analyses and Quantitative Methods
Econometrics is the quantitative analysis of actual economic phenomena based on the concurrent development of theory and observation, related by appropriate methods of inference. At SPIDER Datalab, we train persons on quantitative methods in economics and applied economics (e.g. agricultural economics, energy economics, environment economics, health economics). We train people on using analytical tools such as SPSS, Eviews, etc.
Interactive Dashboards with MS Excel
A business dashboard is an information management tool that is used to track KPIs, metrics, and other key data points relevant to a business, department, or specific process. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards simplify complex data sets to provide users with at a glance awareness of current performance. At SPIDER Datalab, we train people on how to development interactive business dashboard with Microsoft Excel. An advance course will cover the use of visual basic for applications (VBA).
Project Appraisal with MS Excel
Project appraisal is the process of assessing, in a structured way, the case for proceeding with a project or proposal, or the project's viability. It often involves comparing various options, using economic appraisal or some other decision analysis technique. At SPIDER Datalab, we train people on how to carry out project appraisals using MS Excel. Our training includes financial and economic modelling to examine key investment parameters such as net present value, rates of returns, payback period and its done by ensuring that all variables that affect the financial viability of a projects may be varied to examine the impact of changes in these variables.
Interactive Dashboards for the web
Data visualization is a general term that describes the precess of understanding the significance of data by placing it in a visual context. Patterns, trends and correlations that might go undetected in text-based data can be exposed and recognized easier. At SPIDER Datalab, we introduce trainees to different concepts and tools for data visualization. These include infographics, interactive dashboards, web maps, and other innovative data visualization tools and procedures
Geographic Information Systems
A geographic information system or (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data. At SPIDER Datalab, we introduce trainees to different concepts and tools for geographic information systems
Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a process that helps improve performance and achieve results. Its goal is to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact. It is mainly used to assess the performance of projects, institutions and programmes set up by governments, international organisations and NGOs. It establishes links between the past, present and future actions. At SPIDER Datalab, we introduce trainees to basic concepts in monitoring and evaluation, including procdures, concepts, and tools
Surveys and Data Collection