Efficient economic management requires timely, accurate and reliable information. The tasks of planners, budget officers, statisticians, policy analysts and policy advisers in this regard is crucially important, particularly given the dynamic changes occurring in both world and national economies. The fact that the required information must be extracted from a large mass of data significantly limits the efficiency and effectiveness of manual process and management of data. Fortunately, the advancements in computer - based information technology now facilitate operational efficiency, effectiveness and increase productivity. Moreover, they also provide a speedy and flexible response in policy formulation and implementation to cope with the challenges of a dynamic world. The course is designed to strengthen participants’ skills in the use of relevant computer packages in policy analysis, statistical analysis, planning and budgeting.