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10 to 20 May 2021

Virtual meeting
Bangkok, Thailand

By invitation only

The workshop on Navigating Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind: Regional Cooperation to Strengthen National Statistical Systems in Asia and the Pacific will be organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in conjunction with development partners including the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Partnership for Statistics for the 21st Century (PARIS21) and Asian Development Bank. It will be held in online format on 10th, 11th and 20th May 2021, 12:00 – 15:00 hours Bangkok time (UTC+7).

Session
Date Bangkok time (UTC+7) Link to join MS Teams
1
10 May 2021 12.00-15.00 Click here to join the meeting
2
11 May 2021 12.00-15.00 Click here to join the meeting
3
20 May 2021 12.00-15.00 Click here to join the meeting

 

The workshop will discuss progress with a regional declaration to Navigate Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind[1] adopted by the ESCAP Committee on Statistics in 2018 and endorsed by the Committee’s governing body, the ESCAP Commission in 2019 and will introduce three new projects commencing in 2021 to provide technical assistance to support countries with their commitments as outlined in the declaration.

The key objectives of the workshop are:

  • To introduce and discuss progress with Asia-Pacific regional frameworks for strengthening national statistical systems
  • To assess national priorities and development needs in relation to four prioritised commitments in the regional framework for strengthening national statistical systems known as the Declaration on Navigating Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind
  • To gather information on country needs and potential activities in line with the national commitments of the Declaration
  • To introduce three newly commenced projects aligned with the national commitments in the Declaration

[1] ESCAP/CST/2018/7, https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/ESCAP_CST_2018_7_Declaration.pdf

10 May 2021
12:00
12:30
Opening and welcome (30 minutes)

Session Chair: Ms. Gemma Van Halderen

Activity Remarks
Welcome and introductions
  • UNESCAP: Ms. Gemma Van Halderen, Director, Statistics Division
  • China National Bureau of Statistics: Ms. Ba Yunhong, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Cooperation
12:30
12:45
Secretariat Briefing (15 minutes)

Session Chair: Ms. Gemma Van Halderen

Activity Remarks
Asia-Pacific Progress towards the regional Declaration, Navigating Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind
  • UNESCAP: Mr. Arman Bidarbakht Nia

Q&A

12:45
13:15
Development partner briefing (30 minutes)

Session Chair: Mr. Arman Bidarbakht Nia

Activity Remarks
Strengthening national statistical systems in Asia and the Pacific: Overview of tools and technical assistance available (part one)
  • UNESCAP: Mr. Jan Smit

Q&A:

  • UNESCAP: Mr. Jan Smit
  • UNECE: Mr. Steven Vale
  • Asian Development Bank: Elaine Tan,  Arturo Martinez Jr.
  • PARIS21: Philippe Gafishi
13:15
14:45
Country presentations (1:30 hours)

Session Chair: Ms. Rikke Munk Hansen

Activity Remarks
Strengthening national statistical systems in Asia and the Pacific: Overview of country priorities
  • Bhutan National Bureau of Statistics: Mr. Tashi Dorjee, Chief, 2017 PHCB Project Coordinator, Social Statistics Division
  • Fiji National Bureau of Statistics: Mr. Kemueli Naiqama, Chief Statistician
  • Mongolia National Statistical Organisation, Mr. Batdavaa Batmunkh, Chairman
  • Thailand National Statistics Office: Ms. Hataichanok Puckcharern
  • Kyrgyzstan National Statistical Office: Ms. Lola Baimatova

Q&A

14:45
15:00
Closing and next steps (15 mins)

Session Chair: Ms. Rikke Munk Hansen

Activity Remarks
Closing and next steps
  • Other matters
  • Wrap up (next meeting: Tuesday 11th May 2021)
  • Closing remarks
11 May 2021
12:00
12:30
Opening (30 minutes)

Session Chair: Ms. Gemma Van Halderen

Activity Remarks
Welcome, introductions and recap from Day one
  • UNESCAP: Ms. Gemma Van Halderen, Director, Statistics Division
12:30
13:00
Development partner briefing (30 minutes)

Session Chair: Mr. Arman Bidarbakht Nia

Activity Remarks
Strengthening national statistical systems in Asia and the Pacific: Overview of tools and technical assistance available
  • UNESCAP: Mr. Jan Smit

Q&A:

  • UNESCAP: Mr. Jan Smit
  • UNECE: Mr. Steven Vale
  • Asian Development Bank: Arturo Martinez Jr. 
  • PARIS21: Philippe Gafishi
13:00
13:40
Country presentations (40 minutes)

Session Chair: Mr. Arman Bidarbakht Nia

Activity Remarks
Strengthening national statistical systems in Asia and the Pacific: Overview of country experiences with technical assistance projects
  • Maldives National Statistical Office: Ms. Shahuda Aishath, Chief Statistician
  • Samoa: tbc

Q&A

13:40
14:50
Discussion (1:10 hours)

Session Chair: Ms. Rikke Munk Hansen

Activity Remarks
Demand and supply: Open discussion between countries and development partners on priorities for strengthening national statistical systems

Four sprints enabling countries to interact with development partners

Panel comprising:

  • UNESCAP: Ms. Gemma Van Halderen
  • UNECE: Mr. Steven Vale
  • Asian Development Bank: Arturo Martinez Jr. 
  • PARIS21: Philippe Gafishi

Q&A

14:50
15:00
Closing and next steps (10 minutes)

Session Chair: Mr. Arman Bidarbakht Nia

Activity Remarks
Closing and next steps
  • UN ESCAP: Mr. Arman Bidarbakht Nia
20 May 2021
12:00
12:15
Opening (15 minutes)

Session Chair: Ms. Gemma Van Halderen

Activity Remarks
Welcome, recap of the sessions so far, and purpose of day 3
  • UNESCAP: Ms. Gemma Van Halderen, Director, Statistics Division
12:15
14:45
Country interventions (2:30 hours)

Session Chair: tbc

Activity Remarks
Country interventions on priorities for strengthening national statistical systems
  • National Statistical Offices
14:45
15:00
Closing (15 minutes)

Session Chair: Ms. Gemma Van Halderen

Activity Remarks
Closing and next steps
  • UNESCAP: Ms. Gemma Van Halderen, Director, Statistics Division

Commitment a: integration of statistics development with national development policies and plans

  • Advanced Data Planning Tool (ADAPT)
PARIS21
PDF
  • A Guidebook on Mapping Poverty through Data Integration and Artificial Intelligence
ADB
PDF
  • Computer-Assisted Interviewing Technologies
ADB
PDF
  • Data Flow Analysis Framework (DFAF)
PARIS21
PDF
  • Disaster-Related Statistics Framework (DRSF)
ESCAP
PDF
  • Environment Statistics Diagnostic Tool
ESCAP
PDF
  • Every Policy is Connected (EPIC)
ESCAP
PDF
  • Gender Statistics Assessment Framework
PARIS21
PDF
  • Introduction to Small Area Estimation Techniques: A Practical Guide for National Statistics Offices
ADB
PDF
  • National Statistical Systems (NSS) Review Tool
ESCAP
PDF
  • Practical Guidebook on Data Disaggregation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
ADB
PDF
  • Producing Land Cover Change Maps and Statistics: Guidance on the use of QGIS and RStudio
ESCAP
PDF
  • Technical Guidance on Ocean Accounting 
ESCAP
PDF

Commitment b: development of national monitoring frameworks and indicator sets

  • Advanced Data Planning Tool (ADAPT)
PARIS21
PDF
  • A Guidebook on Mapping Poverty through Data Integration and Artificial Intelligence
ADB
PDF
  • Clearinghouse for Financing Development Data
PARIS21
PDF
  • Data Flow Analysis Framework (DFAF)
PARIS21
PDF
  • Disaster-Related Statistics Framework (DRSF)
ESCAP
PDF
  • Gender Statistics Assessment Framework
PARIS21
PDF
  • Introduction to Small Area Estimation Techniques: A Practical Guide for National Statistics Offices
ADB
PDF
  • National SDG Tracker
ESCAP
PDF
  • Producing Land Cover Change Maps and Statistics: Guidance on the use of QGIS and RStudio
ESCAP
PDF

Commitment f: strengthening of legislative provisions and institutional mechanisms to enable national statistical systems to take advantage of new data, data sharing and innovative technologies

  • Data Integration Guidelines
ESCAP
PDF
  • National Statistical Systems (NSS) Review Tool
ESCAP
PDF
  • Practical Guidebook on Data Disaggregation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
ADB
PDF

Commitment h: advocacy for the expanded use of official statistics for evidencebased policymaking and transparent governance

  • A Guidebook on Mapping Poverty through Data Integration and Artificial Intelligence
ADB
PDF
  • Clearinghouse for Financing Development Data
PARIS21
PDF
  • Computer-Assisted Interviewing Technologies
ADB
PDF
  • Data Integration Guidelines
ESCAP
PDF
  • Disaster-Related Statistics Framework (DRSF)
ESCAP
PDF
  • Environment Statistics Diagnostic Tool
ESCAP
PDF
  • Every Policy is Connected (EPIC)
ESCAP
PDF
  • Gender Statistics Assessment Framework
PARIS21
PDF
  • National SDG Tracker
ESCAP
PDF
  • Introduction to Small Area Estimation Techniques: A Practical Guide for National Statistics Offices
ADB
PDF
  • National Statistical Systems (NSS) Review Tool
ESCAP
PDF
  • Practical Guidebook on Data Disaggregation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
ADB
PDF
  • Producing Land Cover Change Maps and Statistics: Guidance on the use of QGIS and RStudio
ESCAP
PDF
  • Technical Guidance on Ocean Accounting
ESCAP
PDF

for more information, please contact

Statistics Division +66 2288 1234 stat.unescap@un.org