The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is offering an executive level e-Learning course on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy: Understanding Societal Change from 14 May to 15 June 2012. This instructor-led online course is designed for all officials and professionals from the public and private sector who have an interest in increasing the use of evidence in public debate and policy making. The course will provide participants with crucial background knowledge and new insights on why measuring progress is important, on what to measure (progress and its dimensions), on how to measure progress, and how to ensure that progress measures are used to inform and promote evidence-based decision-making within and across the public, private and citizen sectors.

Further information and online registration are available at: http://www.unitar.org/event/statistics-knowledge-and-policy-understanding-societal-change-2012.