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

Topic: Developing Professional Capability for National Statistical Systems

[31 August - 2 September 2010, Tokyo, Japan]

Objectives

  • To strengthen capability in the area of leadership and management in statistics with a view to enhancing statistical capacities in support of inclusive and sustainable development.
  • To provide an opportunity to learn experiences and analyze major success and challenges in regard to developing and maintaining professional capability of staff of national statistics offices.
  • Opening Session

    Keynote speech: “Paving New Direction in Official Statistics: The Role of Heads of NSOs”

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    Panel discussion

    Comments and presentation - Malaysia

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    Presentation- Japan”

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    Presentation- SIAP

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    Session 1: What capability is needed by NSOs now and into the future, and How achieved?

    Presentation 1: What “essential professional skills” all NSOs should be striving to develop and maintain

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    Presentation 2: Country experience - Australia

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    Presentation 3: Country experience - Indonesia

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    Session 2: Getting the right balance between internal capability and utilizing external professional skiills

    Presentation 4: Country practices and the role of heads of NSOs in statistical capability building

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    Presentation 5: Country experience - Islamic Republic of Iran

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    Presentation 6: Country experience – New Zealand

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    Presentations 7: International organizations and what they offer

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    Session 3: NSO leadership in developing statistical capability across the national statistical services

    Presentations 8: Country experience - Philippines

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    Presentations 9: Country experience - Singapore

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    Session 4: Developing a framework for building statistical capability

    Presentation 10: SIAP’s Core Skills Framework

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    Presentation 11: NSDS: A means to mobilize and co-ordinate resources- PARIS21

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