workshops

NIDS holds workshops with government departments and universities or anyone interested in learning more about the NIDS data. These workshops primarily aim to inspire further use of NIDS and share findings from NIDS.

 

Recent workshops

Medical Research Council - Cape Town, 19 September 2017
NIDS representatives: Samantha Richmond, Dr. Nicola Branson, Kim Ingle
Topics covered during the ‘question and answer’ workshop included:

  • The sample design of NIDS.
  • The NIDS panel data.
  • Panel data compared to cross-sectional data.
  • Discussion about the NIDS smoking, alcohol consumption and anthropometric data, and their collection.

University of Limpopo – University of Limpopo, 7 September 2017
Presenter: Dr. Cecil Mlatsheni
Topics covered during the workshop included:

  • An overview of what NIDS is and what it is for.
  • An explanation of the NIDS panel data.
  • Some example findings from the first four waves of NIDS.
  • Description of how one could engage with NIDS by using the NIDS data or research which used the NIDS data.

University of Cape Town (UCT) Mphil Programme Evaluation class – UCT, 7 September 2017
Presenter: Samantha Richmond
Topics covered during the workshop included:

  • An overview of what NIDS is and what it is for.
  • Panel data compared to cross-sectional data.
  • An explanation of the NIDS panel data and practicalities of the data’s collection.
  • Description of how one could engage with NIDS by using the NIDS data or research which used the NIDS data.
  • Some poverty dynamic findings from NIDS using income as well as Multi-dimensional
  • Poverty Index (MPI) approaches.
  • Discussion of these poverty dynamics findings, and potentials for the use of NIDS in the South African Programme Evaluation area.

Genesis Analytics Evaluation for Development Practice – Video Conference, 21 July 2017
Presenter: Kim Ingle
Topics covered during the video conference presentation included:

  • An overview of what NIDS is and what it is for.
  • An explanation of the NIDS panel data.
  • Description of how one could engage with NIDS by using the NIDS data or research which used the NIDS data.
  • Discussion of potential topics in the NIDS data and NIDS research which may be of interest to the attendees.

National Treasury – Pretoria, 12 June 2017
Presenters: Dr. Cecil Mlatsheni, Dr. Nicola Branson, Kim Ingle
Topics covered during the workshop included:

  • The value and significance of the NIDS panel data.
  • The nature of the data and the research process.
  • Key poverty and inequality dynamics findings across the first 4 waves of NIDS.
  • NIDS and other national panels and their policy interface.
  • Evidence from NIDS regarding pathways through education and training (as an example of the purposes for which the NIDS data can be analysed).
  • The use of NIDS Admin data.
  • Discussion by attendees on the value of the NIDS panel data for the Department of Treasury and future processes and engagement.

Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) – Hatfield, 6 April 2017
Presenters: Dr. Cecil Mlatsheni, Dr. Nicola Branson, Kim Ingle
Topics covered during the workshop included:

  • An overview of NIDS.
  • Example findings from the first four waves of NIDS.
  • Findings from a Wave 4 discussion paper on South African youth labour market churn.
  • Findings from education research which used the NIDS panel data.
  • NIDS and other national panels and their policy interface.
  • Discussion on the value of the NIDS panel data and its use.

Parliament’s Research Unit - Cape Town, 8 February 2017
Presenter: Dr. Cecil Mlatsheni
Topics covered during the workshop included:

  • An overview of what NIDS is and what it is for.
  • An explanation of the NIDS panel data.
  • Some example findings from the first four waves of NIDS.
  • Description of how one could engage with NIDS by using the NIDS data or research which used the NIDS data.

Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) – Pretoria, 27 January 2017
Presenter: Dr. Cecil Mlatsheni
Topics covered during the workshop included:

  • An overview of NIDS.
  • The value and significance of the NIDS panel data.
  • Example findings from the first four waves of NIDS.
  • What support there is available to access and use the data.
  • Reflections on what the data does and does not offer and what panel data could offer which would be of further value to the DSBD for planning and policy purposes.
  • Discussion about how the data could be of immediate value to DSBD and what arrangements could be put in place to further promote and utilize the NIDS panel data.

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