2015 - News

Research-based Training on Statistical Data Analysis (Focused on Getting Census 2014 Data Edited, Tabulated and Analysed) Phase 2: Thematic Analysis of Population and Housing Census Data; with focus on education
[20 - 24 December 2015 , Male' Maldives ]
World Statistics Day Forum 2015
On 4 December 2015, the World Statistics Day Forum 2015 was organized to disseminate the importance of statistics and consider ideal approaches for the statistical community under the theme of “Statistics for all, with all” by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Government of Japan, in cooperation with SIAP, supported by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC).
[4 December 2015, Tokyo, Japan]
Twelfth Management Seminar for the Heads of National Statistical Offices in Asia and the Pacific: Managing Key Stakeholder Relationships
The theme of this year’s Seminar is "Managing Key Stakeholder Relationships". The Seminar is based on the premise that in delivering on their missions, national statistical offices work in partnership and establish relationships with stakeholders that have an interest in and some influence on the national statistical system. The Seminar will ask and aim to answer questions such as: Who are the “key” stakeholders of national statistical offices and what are the relationships that bind them? Are these relationships in good health and what does it take to get to that level and stay there? The Seminar will draw on the experience of participants in exploring what are the elements of an effective “stakeholder engagement strategy”.
[Tokyo, Japan, 2 - 3 December 2015]
The Eleventh session of the Governing Council was held in Chiba, Japan
The eleventh session of the Governing Council of the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) was held at SIAP premises in Chiba, Japan, on 30 November - 1 December 2015 eight of the nine members of the Governing Council, including SIAP’s host government, Japan, Australia, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation and Thailand attended the session.
[30 November - 1 December 2015]
Second Regional Training Course on the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS)
The training course is geared towards introducing participants to the new NSDS guidelines developed by PARIS21 specifically on the design and implementation processes, and links to existing norms, tools and good practices. It will likewise provide an overview of the Sustainable Development Goals and the survey planning and costing tool designed to aid in financing the implementation of the NSDS. The training aims to strengthen the capacity senior managers of national statistical offices responsible for strategic planning.
17 - 19 November 2015, Chiba, Japan]

E-learning Module (Online): 24-30 August 2015
Face-to-Face Module: 12-16 September 2015, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Regional Workshop on Improving Use of Administrative Data in Production of Official Statistics: Role of Statistical Register Systems
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.

Regional Course on SNA 2008 (Special Topics): Improving Exhaustiveness of GDP Coverage
This training course is the seventh in an annual series offered by the United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) that aims to assist countries in implementing the 2008 System of National Accounts. The course focuses on selected topics as a follow-up to the annual basic- and intermediate-level e-learning SIAP courses that provide the overview of the SNA framework, introduces the new features of the 2008 SNA and builds knowledge and core skills in compilation of national accounts statistics in accordance with the framework.
[31 August – 4 September 2015, Daejeon, Republic of Korea]
Workshop on Theory of Sampling Applicable to Agriculture
SIAP conducted a two day workshop on Theory of Sampling Applicable to Agriculture on 27-28 August 2015 at the Tokyo- JICA International Centre. The workshop is a joint collaboration with the Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Eighteen participants from ministries of agriculture and national statistical offices of Ethiopia, Ghana, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Mynmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia will take part in the workshop.
[27 - 28 August 2015, Tokyo, Japan]
Regional Workshop on Statistical Literacy: Increasing Effective Use of Agricultural and Rural Statistics
The workshop aims to bring together statisticians and stakeholders to examine the issues that need to be addressed in increasing statistical literacy of users of data, particularly those involved in the policy-making process, identify the training needs for improving core competencies for statistical literacy and to map out concrete strategies and implementing activities to meet the identified training needs in their respective countries.
[13 - 17 July 2015, Daejeon, Republic of Korea]

Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers, Kitakyushi, Tokyo, Chiba, Japan
[18 June 2015, Chiba, Japan]

This is one of JICA Trainings organized by Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW).
This program is designed for national gender machinery (central and local branches) which is a central policy coordinating unit for the advancement of gender quality inside the government.
Research-Based Training Course on Statistical Data Analysis: Getting Census 2014 Data Edited, Tabulated and Analysed
Produce chapters for census general report (Maldives), 15 June - 31 July 2015, Distance learning
Seventh Basic-Level e-Learning Course on System of National Accounts (2008 SNA): Integrated Transaction Accounts, 8 June - 10 July 2015
Research-Based Training Course on Statistical Data Analysis: Getting Census 2014 Data Edited, Tabulated and Analysed
Phase 2: Guidelines and statistical methods for census thematic analysis (using census data from Maldives)

Official statisticians who are directly involved in census tabulation and report writing and have successfully completed the first phase of the course will be invited to attend phase 2.
[31 May - 4 June 2015, Male', Maldives ]