This seminar is organized every year in collaboration with the Statistics Division of ESCAP and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD). The aim of the seminar is to stimulate discussions and debate and share good practices on issues and challenges in leading and managing national statistical organizations (NSOs).
A workshop series for statistical managers and technical staff on thinking innovatively to address quality-related issues such as: coordination among statistics partners, effective use of new/emerging data sources and efficient application of IT tools in statistical production processes.
A training series for middle-level managers of national statistical offices who direct quality assurance and improvement of official statistics and statistical services. The series is designed for statisticians who are involved in planning, designing and implementing quality frameworks such as a National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF).
These workshops provide a forum to identify strategies and corresponding coordination mechanisms to effectively address demand for training in official statistics in Asia and the Pacific.
Recent partnerships have involved the member states of Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and India. Strong partnerships continue to exist with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Tokushima University, University of South Pacific amongst others.