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1 Data Management for Censuses and Surveys at National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning By: Mr.Meng Kimhor DDG, NIS/MoP Cambodia Meetings on the Management of Statistical Information Systems (MSIS), Manila, Philippines, April 2014

2 Contents Introduction Objective Current Situation Conclusion

3 Introduction The National Institute of Statistics (NIS), within the Ministry of Planning, is the focal point on statistical matters in Cambodia Cambodia has a decentralized statistical structure According to the Statistics Law, NIS conducts three types of censuses and various surveys Funding support from RGC and donors Data from censuses and surveys has been safely stored in different places and devices

4 Objective The main objective of this presentation is to explore the Data Management situation for censuses and surveys managed by the National Institute of Statistics (NIS), Ministry of Planning (MoP)

5 Overview Development of NIS Role and responsibilities Data Management – Data storage – Data processing – Data dissemination

6 Development of NIS NIS further strengthened its authority upon the enactment of the Statistics Law in 2005 A 2007 sub-decree defines the organization and functions of the National Statistical System (NSS), including the establishment of a Statistics Advisory Council (SAC) and Statistics Coordination Committee (SCC) The September 2007 Statistical Master Plan provides multi-annual programs and prioritizes statistical activities within the whole NSS 6

7 Roles and Responsibilities (1) 7 NIS is the official national statistical institution and is the Directorate General within MOP (Art. 17 of Statistics Law) NIS is responsible for (Art. 11 of Statistics Law): – Conducting censuses (Population, Agriculture, Economic) – Conducting surveys to collect basic statistics (Cambodia Socio-economic survey (CSES), demographic and health survey (DHS), demographic surveys, labor force surveys, etc.) – Utilizing administrative data sources – Compiling national accounts and price indices, as well as collecting economic, environmental and socio- demographic indicators

8 8 Under Article 14 of the Statistics Law, the NIS has to establish: -Coordination in activities of statistical development, including training with line ministries and institutions -Making official statistical policies in establishing an integrated NSS -Cooperative arrangements in statistical activities with international organizations and other national statistical offices -National statistical standards (classifications, concepts, definitions and statistical units), so as to avoid confusion on the part of data users and any duplication of official statistical data on the part of data producers Roles and Responsibilities (2)

9 Organization chart

10 Data Storage

11 System flow for data processing

12 Data Dissemination Hard copy reports Seminars and workshops Electronic products

13 Challenges Limited funds Difficulty in keeping staff from working outside NIS Different staff members managing the data processing operation based on the project Different software used for processing data based on the project The capacity of staff who have IT skills is limited and some staff are working in IT with no IT skills

14 Conclusion Three types of censuses and various surveys have been conducted based on the statistics law such as a Population Census, Economic Census and Agriculture Census; surveys include the CIPS, CDHS, Socio-Economic Survey, etc. However, NIS still faces some problems such as the low skills of staff in IT, low salary for keeping staff to work longer, and donors reducing support for projects (which is required because the government provides limited funding support)

15 Thank you!


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