2017 News

10 - 13 December 2017 | Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Regional Course on Statistical Business Registers: Making better use of administrative data
This regional course objective provided a platform for demonstrating best practices and exchanging experiences in dealing with challenges and issues in the maintenance, use and improvement of statistical business registers (SBRs).      More details....
Second Group Training Programme on Improving Capability in Producing Official Statistics for Monitoring the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
21 August to 15 December 2017 | Chiba, Japan
The course was conducted by SIAP, in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of the government of Japan. This four months course finished on 15 December. Twenty six statisticians from 15 countries were attended this course. The participants are from: (i) Asia & Pacific- Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kyrgyz-stan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan and Timor-Leste.
To strengthen the capacity of national statistical systems to produce data, apply statistical methods to produce official statistics and indicators and interpret and use these for monitoring progress in achieving SDGs.
Thirteenth Management Seminar for the Heads of National Statistical Offices in Asia and the Pacific: Empowering and Strengthening National Statistical Systems for Tracking Progress towards the SDGs
6 tp 7 December 2017 | Tokyo, Japan
To identify specific actions required by the governments in the region and by international organizations to empower and strengthen National Statistical Systems for developing capability to track progress toward SDGs by compilation and coordination of SDG global, regional and national indicators. More....
27 November - 1 December 2017 | Chiba, Japan
Regional Training Course on Climate Change-Related Statistics
The primary objective of the workshop was to provide participants with the understanding of basic concepts and frameworks on statistics related to climate change and the ability to produce selected climate change-related indicators using their national data
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20 - 24 November 2017 | Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Regional Training Course on The New Supply Utilization Account/Food Balance Sheet Methodology and Compilation Tool
The training was designed for middle level officials from RAP priority countries. It targets officers of National Statistical Offices and statistical units of Ministry of Agriculture engaged in the production of agricultural and rural statistics who are responsible for the compilation of food balance sheets (FBS).  
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Fourth Regional Training Course on the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS)
7 to 9 November 2017 | Chiba, Japan
The NSDS training course in Asia and the Pacific region objective was to strengthen capacity of middle-level managers at the National Statistical Offices which enables them to lead the design and implementation of NSDS at a country level, consistent with the guidelines and fundamental principles for structuring the preparation and implementation of NSDS, and taking into consideration the country’s needs for Agenda 2030.
Regional Course on Informality: Definitions, Measurement, SDGs and Other Policy Indicators
16 to 20 October 2017 | Chiba, Japan
The causes and consequences of informal employment and employment in informal sector and their impact on achieving sustainable development continues to gain attention in national development agendas. This regional training course brought together statisticians and labour analysts from Asia-Pacific national statistical systems to discuss technical aspects and share experiences in the production and use of statistics on informality. Participants also discussed compilation of SDG indicators    More details....
Regional workshop on short-term economic indicators and service statistics to support 2008 SNA implementation
25– 27 September 2017 | Chiba, Japan
This regional workshop focuses on selected topics as a follow-up to the annual basic- and intermediate-level e-learning SIAP courses that provided 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. The objective of the workshop was to share experiences regarding the compilation practices for statistics relating to business cycles, short-term macroeconomic indicators and service sector    More details....
Second Group Training Programme on Improving Capability in Producing Official Statistics for Monitoring the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
21 August to 15 December 2017 | Chiba, Japan
To strengthen the capacity of national statistical systems to produce data, apply statistical methods to produce official statistics and indicators and interpret and use these for monitoring progress in achieving SDGs.
Workshop on Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI): Electronic capture of data for agricultural and rural statistics
31 July - 4 August 2017 | Chiba, Japan
This workshop abjective was addressing the need of statistical offices and statistical units of agricultural ministries of producing timely statistics through adoption of new technologies for data collection and production of global minimum core data items. The workshop provided a strong foundation in Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) functions. . .     More....
Regional Training Course on Costs of Agricultural Production Statistics, Communication and Advocacy for Statistics
26 – 30 June 2017 | Daejeon, Republic of Korea
This training course was aimed at strengthening the communication and advocacy capacities of statistical offices and statistical units of agricultural ministries to promote the use of agricultural data in policy monitoring and evaluation. Specifically, the training course was equipped participants with knowledge of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to agriculture, associated indicators and tools to promote their importance in national development policy.     More....
Subregional Workshop on Data and Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for High-Level Official Statisticians
30 - 31 May 2017 | Baku, Azerbajain
The workshop brought the heads and senior managers of the national statistical offices (NSOs) of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan together to exchange experiences and lessons from national SDG data readiness assessments, mappings of national indicators to the global framework, and the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of National Strategies for the Developments of Statistics (NSDSs).     More....
Group Training Programme on Production and Statistical Analysis of Monitoring Indicators in Support of Inclusive Development Policies 2017
15 May – 7 July 2017 | Chiba, Japan
To strengthen the capacity of government statisticians to produce SDG indicators and relevant social and economic statistics that facilitate the analysis of disparities and monitoring of impacts of inclusive development policies.   More....
Regional Training Course on Integrated Economic Statistics to support 2008 SNA implementation
[18 to 21 April 2017, Bangkok, Thailand]

The course designed to enhance the capacity of participating countries to: Rationalize data sources for economic statistics and understand the interlinkages between the various data collections and compilations; Plan for effective economic census/enterprise survey questionnaires and tabulation plans; Plan for the use of economic census results for other economic data collections and in the compilation of national accounts. More....
Eleventh Basic-Level e-Learning Course on System of National Accounts (2008 SNA): Integrated Transaction Accounts
[13 March to 14 April 2017 , On-line ]
Sub-Regional Training Course on Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) for Surveys/Censuses and Use of ICT tools-STATA- for Survey Data Analysis
[27 March to 7 April 2017, Nadi, Fiji]

To increase ability of NSS to access and use ICT for production and dissemination of minimum set of agricultural and rural statistics; To improve capacity of countries to adopt cost-effective and reliable methods for producing a minimum set of agricultural and rural statistics. More....
Regional Workshop on Training of Trainers for Official Statistics
[21 – 24 March 2017, Chiba, Japan]

To support statistical training providers in the Asia-Pacific region to assess training needs, design and deliver statistical training programmes for official statisticians working at National Statistical Systems (NSSs) in a more harmonized form and with higher quality, SIAP is organizing a Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop (21-24 March 2017). The ToT workshop was aims to brought senior officials from institutes providing training on official statistics in the Asia-Pacific region to share best practices regarding training design and facilitation. The workshop also aims to equipped participants with the improved skills in designing, developing and delivery of training on official statistics with focus on agricultural and rural statistics. More....
Group Training Course on Applying ICT Innovation for Modernizing Official Statistical Systems
23 January to 3 March 2017| Chiba, Japan
The six-week residential course enhanced the knowledge and skills of participants to apply statistical standards and frameworks and ICT innovations for modernizing collection, processing, presentation and dissemination of data to meet data requirements for monitoring SDG indicators. Participants applied the acquired knowledge and skills on designing, managing and implementing a sample survey project using CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing) data collection methods and presented their results at the end of the training course. More....
Statistical Leadership Training of Heads of NSOs
14 to 16 February 2017| Chiba, Japan
The Statistical Leadership Training aims to develop and enhance the leadership skills of new NSO heads towards effective leadership of statistical offices and the national statistical system at large. It also aims to improve confidence of NSO heads as statistical leaders in their national statistical system, to build sense of accountability, and create networks among statistical leaders in the region. The training will also be a venue for shared learning of experiences and practices in leading and managing their statistical offices and in their leadership role in the national statistical system.
Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers, Kitakyushi, Chiba, Japan
17 to 18 January 2017| 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. Nine government statisticians from 9 countries ( Afghanistan, Albania, Cambodia, Egypt, Madagascar, Malawi, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, South Fiji, Nigeria Pakistan Panama and Papua New Guinea) are taking part in JICA training