Eleventh Management Seminar for the Heads of National Statistical Offices in Asia and the Pacific

Topic: Positioning statistics as a development imperative: Opportunities in the context of formulating the post-2015 development agenda

[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.

The Trigger:
The Report of the High-­‐Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-­‐2015 Development Agenda (HLP)

Vision, drivers, and goal-­
‐target-­‐indicator framework for measuring, monitoring, and reporting of progress in the eradication of extreme poverty through sustainable development
- Measurement theme of integration of economic, social and environmental aspects of a post-­‐2015 development agenda
- Call for a data revolution to improve the quality of statistics and information available to citizens
- Establishing a Global Partnership on Development Data to develop a global strategy to fill critical gaps, expand data accessibility and ensure that a baseline of post-­‐2015 targets is in place by January 2016 - Advocacy to include effective official statistical system as a goal in its own right

The Aim: Leadership matters! Accelerating preparedness to lead official statistical systems into the post-­‐2015 era
Theme I: Perspectives on the post-2015 development agenda: the why, what

A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development: The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda


Measurement Aspirations of the HLP Post-2015 Report – An ABS Perspective


Asia-Pacific Aspirations: Perspectives for a Post-2015 Development Agenda

Theme II: What does a data revolution mean and how do I lead it?

What is the Data Revolution?


Big Data for Development: Challenges & Opportunities


Understanding the Impact of Releasing and Re-using Open Government Data


Statistical and Spatial Frame works. Standards and Data Infrastructure


Assessing and Monitoring Country Capacity to Produce Statistics: A Framework for Agricultural and Rural Statistics


World Happiness Report 2013

Theme III: Positioning statistics as a development imperative

Strengthening National Statistical Systems to Monitor Global Goals

Theme IV: Turning challenges to opportunities for statistics development

(All of the above)