Building Capacity in Partner Countries: Training and Tools and Resources

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Presented by Josh Colston, MEASURE DHS, at the March 2014 MEASURE GIS Working Group meeting.

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Building Capacity in Partner Countries: Training and Tools and Resources

  1. 1. Building Capacity in Partner Countries: Training, tools and resources March 4th 2014Josh Colston
  2. 2. Where we were five years ago • No standard curriculum for GIS training • No training in open source GIS software (only in ArcMap) • No online courses in GIS for M&E and global health • Few guidance documents for use of data and methods
  3. 3. Where we are now: Building capacity at different levels • Face-to-face workshops • QGIS curriculum • STATcompiler • Spatial Data Repository • Online courses • Data Demand and Use guidance document • DHS Spatial Analysis Reports • Meeting and workshop reports • Academic publications Beginner Advanced
  4. 4. Face-to-face workshops –MEASURE Evaluation
  5. 5. Face-to-face workshops – The DHS Program
  6. 6. Face-to-face workshops - examples
  7. 7. QGIS curriculum Available online http://spatialdata.dhsprogram.com/resources.html
  8. 8. STATcompiler • Allows users to make thematic maps based on hundreds of demographic and health indicators across more than 70 countries • Outputs can be exported as image files or shapefiles http://www.statcompiler.com/
  9. 9. Spatial Data Repository • Explore subnational region boundaries and how they have changed over time • Download boundary shapefile packages with DHS indicators http://spatialdata.dhsprogram.com/
  10. 10. MEASURE Evaluation – M&E Learning Center • Geographic Approaches to Global Health: a self-directed mini-course http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/ms-12-56 • GIS Techniques for M&E of HIV/AIDS and Related Programs (forthcoming)
  11. 11. Data Demand and Use guidance document • Using geospatial analysis to inform decision-making in targeting health-facility-based programs (forthcoming) http://www.cpc.unc.ed u/measure/tools/data- demand-use
  12. 12. DHS Spatial Analysis Reports • Geographic Displacement Procedure and Georeferenced Data Release Policy for the Demographic and Health Surveys • Guidelines on the Use of DHS GPS Data http://dhsprogram.com/Publications/Publication-Search.cfm?type=45
  13. 13. Meeting and Workshop reports • DHS - Geographical Interpolation with Demographic and Health Data: Key considerations (forthcoming) • JSI - The M&E-GIS Decision Making Analysis Framework (forthcoming)
  14. 14. Academic publications • Geographically Linking Population and Facility Surveys: Methodological Considerations - Skiles MP, Burget CR, Curtis SL, Spencer J (2013) • Kernel density estimation as a technique for assessing availability of health services in Nicaragua - Spencer J, Angeles G http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/our-work/gis/geographic-information- systems-publications

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