In the current development, decision making cannot be separated from the quantitative analysis. Quantitative analysis will provide information on current conditions that can help decision makers to map or develop alternative policies or decisions in accordance with the real conditions. However, if the quantitative analysis is not carried out using the right methodology, then the analysis can provide inappropriate or even wrong direction of recommendations. Therefore, it is very important for the parties are involved in the decision making process to have good quantitative analytical skills.

This quantitative analysis training will improve the participant’s knowledge and expertise on mathematical, basic statistics, and quantitative methods, and how to apply them to solve the macroeconomic problems. This training is designed to help participants use the quantitative methods in managing, processing, and analyzing data to produce precise conclusions and formulate applicable policy recommendations. Participants are equipped with how to translate the information they have into practical strategies and in accordance with the real world. Participants are also equipped with practical skills to be used in research, analysis and simulations of policy or decision in the institution where the participants work.

This training combines an adult training process (which is a combination of theoretical explanations and case studies), software demonstrations, and hands-on exercises to use the software. For case studies, this training uses real data, for example data from the Statistics Indonesia (BPS), Bank of Indonesia, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund (IMF).