Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Statistics • COVID-19 response

Statistics e-learning


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With a substantial number of statisticians not being able to travel and working from home, e-learning is probably the best tool for continued learning and acquiring new skills. Many international agencies, regional training institutes and national statistical offices are providing e-learning courses and other learning materials. This can be difficult to navigate, however, not knowing who provides what. An online gateway was therefore recently launched which is meant to help in navigating available courses: Different agencies are there providing key information of their courses and a link to their own pages where one can register for the course in question.

The page offers various navigation opportunities; by SDGs, by statistical domains and type of learning. Micro learning-courses are currently available on the general learning page and are under development for the statistics page. Courses from many actors are still missing, but more and more will become available.

The landing page was initiated by the Global Network of Institutions for Statistical Training (GIST). GIST is a network of international and regional training institutions, as well as a selection of countries, which provide statistical training to jointly build sustainable statistical capacities through efficient, effective, and harmonized delivery of training. GIST has in the last year been working on three main topics:

  1. How to better address needs of statistical offices in a coordinated manner
  2. Online gateway and e-community of practice and
  3. Statistical literacy.

For more information on GIST, see: