The increased need for agricultural statistics go well beyond the traditional farm level data about production to data to monitor its essential roles in food security, sustaining the environment, and poverty. New data requirements are also emerging to understand how population growth, demand for natural resources, competing use of food crops, and the effects of extreme weather and climate change affect foods security, poverty, and well-being.
With the view to strengthen technical capacity to contribute to the efforts in improving civil registration and vital statistics systems, the workshop aims to increase the knowledge and to improve skills of government statisticians in compiling and processing vital data, preparing statistical tables on vital statistics and assessing the quality of vital statistics, following internationally recommended principles and standards.
The SIAP-JICA course was conducted jointly by the Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) with a view to strengthening the capability for producing statistics for monitoring and assessing social and economic progress in developing countries.
With the general goal of strengthening the capacity of national statistical offices in compilation of national accounts (according to 2008 SNA), this is designed to provide, in particular, a detailed description and underlying principles of the structure and content of the integrated sequence of accounts of the SNA, in terms of nominal and real measures of the constituent macro-economic aggregates.
The proposed e-learning course is the fourth in the series of SIAP’s basic-level e-learning courses on the SNA. The proposed course, the Fourth Basic-Level e-Learning Course on the System of National Accounts is planned to be conducted during 21 October – 20 December 2013. This course will be conducted utilizing the distance training system developed by Tokushima University, a national university in Japan.
The annual management seminar series aims to strengthen the leadership and management capabilities of the heads of national statistical offices (NSOs) by providing a forum to discuss, to exchange views and to share experiences among heads of NSOs. The current seminar conveys the urgent message that leadership matters in positioning statistics as a development imperative in the context of the on-going processes on formulating the post-2015 development agenda. The seminar aims to accelerate preparedness of heads of national statistical offices to lead official statistical systems into the post-2015 era.