Bandung Regency Government Collaborates with Statistics Department of IPB University for Human Development Analysis

Apart from physical development, another aspect that is no less important is human development which includes aspects of health, education and purchasing power. The high quality of human development will be the driving force for the success of other things on an ongoing basis. Given the importance of human development, it is necessary to measure its quality down to the regional level.
Currently, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) provides a periodic human development index at the district/city level. Whereas local governments, including the Regency Government (Pemkab) of Bandung, need the index down to the sub-district level.
The Department of Statistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) IPB University has excellent competence in the field of small area estimation which is very useful in making estimates for lower-level areas efficiently. This competence has prompted the Bandung Regency Government to cooperate with the Department of Statistics in the study and analysis of human development in their working area.
On 11/8, a memorandum of understanding was signed as well as a Work Order between the Bandung Regency Statistics and Encoding Information Communication Service (DKISP) and the Statistics Department, FMIPA IPB University. The team led by the Head of the Statistics Division, Asep Rochmansyah, SSi, MAP visited the Statistics Department, FMIPA IPB University. The visit was welcomed by the Head of the Statistics Department, Dr. Anang Kurnia and the Head of the Study Team, Dr Agus M Soleh.
“This collaboration program will then be followed up by conducting surveys and data-based statistical modeling to obtain a comprehensive analysis. The study team will consist of lecturers and students in the Statistics Department,” said Dr. Anang Kurnia.
He further explained that the lecturers would implement their expertise in modeling, while the students would learn firsthand how to implement the theory they learned in class in real cases. The study is expected to be completed by November 2022. (*/Rz)


Published Date : 15-Aug-2022

Resource Person : Dr Anang Kurnia

Keyword : IPB Statistics Department, Bandung Regency Government, Human Development Analysis