2014 - News

Sub-Regional Training Workshop on Changes in SNA 2008 Affecting GDP Compilation, 30 June - 4 July 2014, Astana, Kazakhstan
Organized by ESCAP Statistics Division and SIAP, hosted by the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Statistics and funded by the Russian Federation.
A five day sub-regional training workshop on changes in SNA 2008 affecting GDP compilation opened on June 30, 2014. The workshop is being facilitated by SIAP, the Statistics Division of ESCAP and the IMF in collaboration with the Russian Federation and the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Statistics (ARKS). Twenty five statistics experts from Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbajain, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are participating in the workshop.

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First Group Training Programme on Production and Statistical Analysis of Monitoring Indicators in Support of Inclusive Development Policies, 19 May - 27 June 2014, Chiba, Japan

Eighteen government statisticians from 9 countries in Asia, Africa and the Pacific completed this inaugural six-week SIAP/JICA training course designed to strengthen capacity of participants and their institutions for analyzing disparities and monitoring impacts of inclusive development policies.

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Workshop on Gender Statistics for JICA-KFAW Training on Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers, 4 June 2014, Chiba, Japan

SIAP organized a workshop on basics of gender statistics for eight government officials from Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Tajikistan and Vanuatu participating in a training course on “Gender Mainstreaming Policies for Government Officers” (21 May to 21 June 2014). JICA Kyushu International Center organized the course which is being implemented by Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women.

Third Regional Workshop on Production and Use of Vital Statistics: Applying Tools and Materials Available to Improve Vital Statistics, 26 - 30 May 2014, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
This 5-day training course workshop focused on the revised international principles and recommendations for compiling, processing and disseminating vital statistics. Through experts' presentations, sharing of country practices and facilitated group discussions, 26 vital statisticians and civil registration officials from 15 Asian countries enhanced their understanding of strategies for improving civil registration and vital statistics systems and improved their capability to identify crucial gaps and challenges in applying international standards.

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Third Intermediate-Level e-Learning Course on System of National Accounts (2008 SNA), 12 May - 11 July 2014 [Online]
Fifty-five statisticians from Afghanistan, Fiji, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Laos, Macao-China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Vietnam are participating in the third intermediate level e-learning course on National Accounts focusing on SNA 2008. The nine-week online course is being conducted by SIAP in collaboration with the Australia Bureau of Statistics.

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Fifth Basic-Level e-Learning Course on Introduction to System of National Accounts (2008 SNA), 12 May -11 July 2014 [Online]
One hundred and fifty statisticians from Armenia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong (China) ,India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Lao PDR, Macao (China), Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Vietnam are participating in the fifth e-learning course on introduction to national accounts focusing on SNA 2008. The nine-week online course is being conducted by SIAP in collaboration with the Australia Bureau of Statistics.

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Country Course on Basic Statistics and Basic MS Excel
[5 - 23 May 2014, Dili, Timor-Leste]

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Third RAP Regional Workshop on Building Training Resources for Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics: Use of Administrative Records for Producing Agricultural & Rural Statistics
[2 - 6 December 2013, Greater Noida, India]

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.

Second Regional Workshop on Production and Use of Vital Statistics: Applying tools and materials available to improve vital statistics
[2 - 6 December 2013, Daejeon, Republic of Korea] 

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.

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First Group Training Course in Improving Capability in Producing Official Statistics Relating to MDGs Indicators 
[19 August – 20 December, 2013, Chiba, Japan] 

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.

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Second Intermediate-level e-Learning Course on System of National Accounts, ESCAP-SIAP 
[14 October – 20 December, 2013] 

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.

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Introduction to the System of National Accounts (2008 SNA) - An e-Learning Course, ESCAP-SIAP
[21 October – 20 December, 2013]

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.

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Eleventh Management Seminar for the Heads of National Statistical Offices in Asia and the Pacific [21 - 22 November 2013, Chiba, 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.

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