The International Data Masterclass is a collaboration between the ONS, FCDO, ESCAP and UNSD. The course is designed to help senior leaders across global governments and public sectors to put data and evidence at the heart of their decision making.

In order to take the Masterclass, please follow the link to the UN Learning Hub. Register or login into your existing account and then follow the link to the course.

What does the Masterclass offer?

What is the International Data Masterclass?

Designed to be completed flexibly around a busy schedule, the course:​

  •  is delivered in three short modules, providing ~10 hours of learning​
  •  is online and accessible from any device​
  •  is self paced, and can be taken in bite-sized chunks ​
  •  awards a certificate upon completion 


Data-driven decision-making & policy-making

Data-driven decision-making and policy-making

Evaluation techniques

How to work with analysts more effectively


Communicating compelling narratives through data

How to be a data translator

How to use data in story-telling

How to create better charts and dashboards


Data science and new frontiers

What new data science techniques like machine learning mean for the public and private sector

Practical tips for running data science projects in your department


“A really fabulous course. Accessible and relevant – you managed to bring what could have been quite a dry issue to life, and make it not too complicated for the data-challenged”​

Corin Robertson, HM’s Ambassador to Mexico

“This is leaps ahead of any other [government] online training I’ve done: I feel I’ve learnt something rather than ticked a box”​

Sian MacLeod, HM’s Ambassador to Serbia

If you are interested in the International Data Masterclass sign up on the UN Global Platform

For more in depth information on the Masterclass please read our brochure

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