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

Topic: Managing Key Stakeholder Relationships
[2 - 3 December 2015, Tokyo, 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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Background information and provisional daily programme
The Trigger:

- To deliver on their mission, NSOs increasingly need to work in partnership with other agencies. You could think of these agencies as “stakeholders” - they have an interest in, and some influence on, the overall statistical system. Within this set of stakeholder agencies is a subset that could be regarded as the “key stakeholders” --these are the relationships that matter most and their health will have a significant impact on the NSO and the statistical system as a whole.
- Beyond traditional agency stakeholders, the transformative changes compelled by the data revolution in the context of SDG goal 17 and the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda, include engaging a broader range of partnerships in a ‘data ecosystem’ for meeting new demands for data and statistics.
- Partnerships matter! Stakeholder relationships need to be clearly defined, established and maintained in good health. Are national statistical offices doing the right thing in managing healthy stakeholder relationships?

Making stakeholder relationships work for us : Why, who and how of a transformative change
    Keynote address 1 (pdf)
    Keynote address 2 (pdf)
Theme I: Who are our current stakeholders, what is the nature of the relationships that bind us and how did we get there?

Back to basics: Stakeholder Analysis

 

Who are our stakeholders? Demonstrating elements of a stakeholder analysis—the case of disaster-related statistics

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Statistics for Development, Development of Statistics; Management Key Stakeholder Relationships

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Great impact to the work of senior Government Officials

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How to keep good relations with Key Stakeholders

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Theme II: Theme II- Changing landscape of official statistics: why and how we need to transform how national statistical offices engage with key stakeholders

Establishing and managing relationships in the new data world : lessons learnt by PARIS21

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Panel discussion:

 

Achievements on the projects for Modernization of Official Statistics

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Lessons Learnt in Integrating Agriculture and Rural Statistics in the National Statistical System

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Recent Statistical Development and Statistical System in Myanmar

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Why and how we need to transform how national statistical offices engage with key stakeholders: Indonesian experience

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Theme III: Relationship management: What are the elements of an effective engagement strategy between national statistics offices and their national stakeholders and how do we implement it?

III-1 Evaluating engagement strategies with key stakeholders

 

UNECE Work on Strategic Partnerships with Stakeholders

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Panel Discussion #1 National statistics offices existing engagement strategies—what worked, what did not work and why

 

Panel Discussion #1 Evaluating Engagement Strategies with Key Stakeholders

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Panel Discussion #2 The role of stakeholder relationships in institutional transformation: Reflections from the Philippines

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Panel Discussion #3 Country Experience in Relationship Management

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Panel Discussion #4 Country presentation, Islamic Republic of Iran

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Panel Discussion #2 Reflections of key statistics development partners’ experiences with their national partnerships in statistics

 

Panel Discussion #1 Mapping the availability of data to monitor Education 2030 in Asia and the Pacific

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Panel Discussion #2 Labour statistics systems- Discussion on the engagement between NSOs & their national stakeholders

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Theme III-2. Tools and Rules for Engagement

 

Panel Discussion #1 The case of SDGs

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Panel Discussion #2 NSO and Stakeholders in the Process of Preparing the NSDS

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Theme III-3. Effectively Leading and Managing Successful Engagements with Key Stakeholders

 

Effective leading and managing successful engagement with key stakeholder

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Theme IV: New “Unofficial” data sources, new key stakeholders

Debate this: Official statistics, by definition, are produced by government agencies. Quality official statistics give people and organizations, confidence in the integrity of government and public decision making within a country. Quality statistics produced from “big data” or ‘unofficial’ data sources can serve the same purpose.

 
Theme V: Way Forward

Reflections from the debate