The VAM Presentation Library

Where can I access past VAM training presentations?  Right here!  We've collected a variety of presentations and placed them all here for you to download.  

Explore the collection below....  and certainly please do send us any presentations we've missed:

Basic statistics and SPSS functions

Presentation: Topics covered:
Recap of basic SPSS and statistics (2011) Variable types; Basic SPSS functions; data cleaning.
Recap of data analysis and procedures (2009) Variable types; doing T-tests, ANOVA, Chi-squared in SPSS.
Types of data and descriptive statistic (2009) Descriptive analysis; continuous data; categorical data; multi-response analysis.
Hypothesis testing - continuous variables (2011) (2010) (2007) T-tests; variance; ANOVA; correlations; linear regression.
Hypothesis testing - categorical variables (2011) (2010) (2007) Chi-square; categorical variables; ANOVA.


WFP food security indicators

Presentation: Topics covered:
Key food security indicators overview (2009) Overview: measuring food security.
Food Security Analysis Framework (2011) Overview: diet quality; diet quantity; economic vulnerability; nutrition; coping.
Food consumption analysis  (2011) (2009) Analysis instructions: Food Consumption score; Diet Diversity indicators; Sources of Food.
Creation and validation of FCS (2011)  Conceptual background of food consumption score
Wealth Index Constructing the Wealth Index; principal components analysis (PCA)
Food Access Indicators (2009) Conceptual background for inclusion of various food escurity questions in questionnaires
Livelihood analysis (2009) Constructing and reporting on livelihood groups
Coping Strategies Index (2011) Constructing and reporting on Coping Strategies
Expenditures analysis  (2011) Indicators related to food expenditures; household expenditures; per capita expenditures
Nutrition in assessments (2011) Overview of links between food security and nutrition
Food security analysis using household budget surveys (2011) Introduction to analysing food security using household expenditure surveys.


More statistics presentations

Presentation: Topics covered:
Weighting (2007) Creating weights to make data representative of population.
Sampling concepts (2010) Sampling background - why sample, bias; error; precision.
Calculating sample size (2010) Sample size calculation and development of sampling plan.
Sampling methods (2007) Sampling background; calculating sample size.
Correlation analysis (2011) Doing correlation analysis using SPSS.
Principal Components Analysis (PCA) (2009) Introduction to factor analysis and PCA.


Food security assessments

Presentation: Topics covered:
Questionnaire design (2007) How to design sound WFP food security questionnaires.
Exploring poverty indicators (2011) Measuring poverty - a food security context.
Presenting your output (2011) Handy tips on how to present statistical output to match your audience.
Interpreting results, presenting findings (2011) Interpreting, visualising, writing and sharing your results.


VAM's Learning Toolkit also offers a rich selection of VAM training presentations.  These presentations are packaged together with other workshop facilitation tools and materials.  Follow the links below to see what's available.

Learning Toolkit workshop materials

Workshop materials: Description:
Emergency Food Security Training (EFSA) - Initial To develop a specific set of skills related to reviewing/analyzing secondary data and conducting key informant interviews in a context of limited time and physical access that occurs after a sudden-onset event.
Market Price Analysis Training - Basic The course is intended to enhance capacity of WFP Country Office and partner staff to conduct price analysis and apply various market analysis tools and techniques - without outside technical support - to support food security and other types of assessment.
Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) Training - Advanced Designing analysis plans; and conducting situation analysis, forecast analysis, response options analysis; and preparing recommendations and reporting.
Market Trader Survey Training The course is intended to enhance capacity of WFP Country Office and partner staff to conduct trader surveys - without outside technical support - to support food security and other types of assessment.
Qualitative Food Security Data - Analysis Training Why, when and how to conduct qualitative data analysis.