45 members from countries all over Asia including Thailand, Singapore, and Myanmar took part in the workshop, which was conducted online and introduced econometric techniques to conduct impact evaluation of health interventions and policies. Techniques introduced included (but were not limited to) regression discontinuity design(RDD) and difference-in-differences(DID) analysis.
Dr. Ryota Nakamura and Dr. Ying Yao, both HIAS Health researchers, participated as course instructors. Dr. Ying Yao's course was on the difference-in-differences(DID) analysis, using specific statistical software and Dr. Ryota Nakamura's course titled "Impact evaluations using RWD to generate RWE" introduced how we can use real world data to generate evidence for impact evaluation and its limitations.
This workshop was supported by the JSPS Core-to-Core Program, "Advancing health technology assessment for efficient health resource allocation in low and middle income countries" (grant number: JPJSCCB20200002).