Certificate Course on National Income Accounting (NIA) – theory and practice

Organized in partnership with the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS)
Period: 2 – 26 May, 2012.
Course Coordinator: Sajjad Zohir (ERG) and Deputy Director, BBS

Short Description: 
The objective of the course was on impart comprehensive understanding on the need for methodological consistency along with the ability to appreciate the practical limitations leading to discrepancies in figures; – Initiate a process of engaging in identifying data gaps and the methodologies to circumvent problems in data gathering/compilations; – Initiate the process for an institutional knowledge base within BBS with more active and informed engagement from stakeholders outside BBS.

Course Instructors/Resource Persons: 
Sajjad Zohir, Research Director, ERG
Bazlul Haque Khondker, Professor, Economics, DU
Zaid Bakht, Research Director, BIDS
Zobdul Hoque, Ex-DDG, BBS
Ahsan Habib Mansur, Executive Director, PRI
Naser Farid, DG, FPMU
Md. Akhteruzzaman, Economic Adviser, BB

There were also substantive contributions from the following persons of the National Accounting Wing of BBS:
AK Azad, Abdul Khaleque, Mahbubur Rahman and Tufail Ahmed

Participants: 20 persons From: Mostly BBS. In addition, there were several from Bangladesh Bank, CPD, and FPMU.