A training on “Data analysis tools: Microsoft Power BI” took place via video conferencing from 13 to 17 July 2020, bringing together 12 representatives of the Financial Monitoring Service, Anti-Corruption General Directorate, General Prosecutor’s Office, Central Bank, State Tax Service under the Ministry of Economy and State Security Service. The training aimed to equip Azerbaijan’s practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively analyse data and create interactive reports with the use of Microsoft Power BI.
The hands-on training approach allowed the participants to master the step-by-step actions and tasks demonstrated in a visual fashion over five days. Through practical exercises and interactive discussions, the participants learned how to obtain insights from data through visualisation, analysis, modelling and other features available with Power BI. The training introduced the participants to a set of data mining and analytical intelligence tools which will enable them to turn vast amounts of data into powerful and useful information to strengthen the effectiveness of anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism measures.
This activity was organised within the framework of the EU/CoE Partnership for Good Governance II Project on “Strengthening anti-money laundering and asset recovery in Azerbaijan” (PGG II-AZ) which is funded jointly by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.