Nearly 20 members from countries all over Asia including Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia 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.
Researchers from HIAS Health participated in the workshop, Dr. Ryota Nakamura as a course coordinator and Dr. Ying Yao as a course instructor. Dr. Ying Yao's conducted two courses, one on propensity score matching, and another on difference in differences. Both courses included tutorials using real world data to generate results with statistical software and advice from course assistants on how to interpret the results.
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).