The Regional Workshop on Improving Use of Administrative Data in Production of Official Statistics: Role of Statistical Register Systems, Face-to-Face Module will be held by the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP), a regional institution of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), from 12 to 16 September 2015 in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. The workshop will be conducted in collaboration with the Statistical Centre of Iran (SCI), Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Using a blended-modality approach to optimize effectiveness, the workshop activities are divided into two modules-- e-learning (24 – 30 August 2015 [Online]) and face-to-face (12-16 September 2015 [Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran]). Participation in the face-to-face module is contingent on the successful completion of the e-learning module.
The workshop will provide opportunities for the participants to learn from advanced statistical systems about how statistical register systems are constructed, how linking between different base registers are created and how official statistics are produced from statistical registers. The workshop will facilitate the exchange of information and discussion on challenges and solutions for making better use of administrative data through statistical register systems.
Target participants are middle/senior-level officers from statistical organizations as well as organizations holding main administrative registers (mainly, business and property registers) who are involved in (1) development and maintenance of administrative registers, and/or (2) collection of data from administrative sources for the purpose of producing official statistics. A maximum of twenty (20) overseas participants, representing a mix of statistical organizations and administrative register holder agencies from invited countries, will be accepted to participate in the face-to-face module of the workshop, based on a selection process to be undertaken by SIAP.