Statistical capacity-building training on the Productive Capacities Index

11 - 12 November 2019
, Botswana


As part of its mandate, UNCTAD has recently developed a composite Productive Capacities Index (PCI) to address the need for data and statistics as important input to policies aimed at fostering productive capacities. Productive capacities, defined as the “productive resources, entrepreneurial capabilities and production linkages which together determine the capacity of a country to produce goods and services and enable it to grow and develop”, are the catalyst for structural change.

On this note, the training is intended to expose participants to the latest data collection, organization, aggregation methodologies and techniques, and focuses on the pointwise estimation of productive capacities.


The specific objectives of the workshop are to:

  • To train national statistical experts to compute the country-specific PCI;
  • To expose national statisticians to UNCTAD’s Productive Capacities Index (PCI);
  • To enhance the capacity of national statistical experts to regularly compute and update the PCI using UNCTAD’s methodology; and
  • To explore how the PCI can be used in national policy-making processes.


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Participants at the UNCTAD Statistical Capacity-Building Training on the Productive Capacities Index held from 11 to 12 November 2019.


04 Nov 2019
Statistics Botswana

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