Presentation on theme: "Global Initiative to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics October 22/23, 2008 Expert meeting."— Presentation transcript:
Global Initiative to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics October 22/23, 2008 Expert meeting
Why need a strategic plan? Decline in data quality and availability of national and international agricultural/rural statistical systems Lack of statistical capacity and resources to deliver Emerging requirements for data.
Input from stakeholders Source book of indicators to measure impact of developmental activities (World Bank, FAO, GDPRD) FAO Expert review Paris 21 Guide to planning a coordinated national statistical system (NSDS) International Household Survey Network Handbook on Rural Household issues (UNECE, Eurostat, FAO, OECD, World Bank Gates Foundation –data base, improving HH data in Africa
How determine content of a core statistical system? Determine basic data requirements Define indicators that describe— explain—evaluate needs from basic requirements Define input data used to compute the indicators
Basic requirements National Accounts Monitor MDG’s, impact of development Food Security Ensure markets operate efficiently Enhance investment decision making Environment Biofuels Global Warming
Core determines starting point Countries with limited statistical capacity and resources begin with measuring core items All countries--Shift to new methodology begin with core items Capture core items while developing sample design and surveys to meet need for data integration.
Long Term Goal 1.International/National agreement on core indicators and methodology –Blue print for Nat’l Strategies (NSDS) –Basis for Statistical Capacity Building –NSO’s provide core set annually –NSO’s use as basis to obtain base line funding –Integrate with overlapping needs—other sectors – donors support core policy & integrate with their needs
Goals 2. Establish a set of core and supplemental indicators for agricultural and rural statistics comparable across countries and additive to regional and global levels 3. integrate the core agricultural, fishery, forestry, and rural statistics with overlapping data requirements from other sectors such as health, education, labor, and measurements of poverty
Goals 4. Provide a set of best practices and methodology to improve statistical capacity and provide comparability across countries. 5. Establish a governance structure to coordinate statistical activities that overlap with other sectors
Strategic Plan to improve agricultural statistics Draft for discussion October 22-23—Meeting in Wash DC at World Bank Outcome of meeting will be first report to present to UN Statistics Commission—Feb 2009
More on strategic plan United Nations statistical commission review, suggestions, mandates Strategic plan drafted August 2009, satellite meeting to International Statistical Institute in Africa—review, discuss December 2009—present strategic plan to UNSC for Feb 2010 decision
More on strategic plan UNSC approve/amend Launch/ October 2010 International Conference on Agricultural Statistics