Capacity Building Programme for Economic Journalism: An Introductory Course
PITAD has the honor to conduct a capacity building programme for the 'Economic Journalists' in collaboration with 'Journalists for Democracy and Human Rights (JDHR)' on 18-19 November, 2009. The purpose of the training was to enable the journalists to better understand the complexities of economic globalisation and improve the quality of economic and financial reporting. As journalists have to play the most important role to explain the economic events more intelligently, therefore the training was intended to achieve the following objectives:
To enable them to better understand the factors that determine the national and international economy
To improve their skills in order to write fact based articles on economic, financial and business issues
To develop essential statistical skills for interpreting financial policies, national budgets and economic policies of the government organisations
This programme will be continued in the future in different phases by categorically training the Economic Journalists.
Result Based Management (RBM)
This was a two days workshop organised by Pakistan Institute of Trade & Development (PITAD) in collaboration with MARS Development Consultant (MDC). 30 participants learnt how to prepare work break down (WBS) structure for result based management.
Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)
This was a four days workshop organised by Pakistan Institute of Trade & Development (PITAD) in collaboration with MARS Development Consultant (MDC). 36 participants learnt how to prepare Logical Framework Matrices. This also included a practical exercise for preparing LFM of STPF Six Pillars.
Foreign Services Academy (FSA) Training
This was a one week training designed for newly inducted Pakistani diplomats being posted abroad to promote Pakistani exports more effectively. The duration of this training was one week. One such training was conducted in January 2009 and other training session was commenced in the first week of June.
A microsimulation model takes micro-input data (such as household budget survey), applies tax-benefit rules and other calculations such as behavioural equations and stimulates public policy such as taxes and benefits to produce output variables such as disposable income. more details......