Presentation on theme: "Second meeting 16 July 2014, Bangkok"— Presentation transcript:
1 Second meeting 16 July 2014, Bangkok Strategic Advisory Body on Modernization of Statistical Production and Services for Asia and the Pacific (SAB-AP)Second meeting16 July 2014, BangkokMarko JavorsekESCAP Statistics Division
2 Structure of the presentation Regional governance structure for the modernization of statistical production and servicesRegional initiatives and activitiesExpected outcomes of the meeting
3 Committee on Statistics Second session (2010) the Committee adopts two overarching, strategic goals:Ensuring that all countries in the region by 2020 have the capability to provide an agreed basic range of population, economic, social and environmental statistics.Creating a more adaptive and cost-effective information management environment for national statistical offices through stronger collaboration.Third session (2012) the Committee decides to establish:High-level strategic bodyNetwork of experts
4 SAB-AP Terms of Reference adopted by the Bureau in May 2013 Call for nomination sent out in May 2013Seven nominations were received (Australia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Viet Nam)The Bureau accepted all nominations and appointed the member from Australia as the chair of the Body
5 SAB-AP (cont’d)First meeting of the Body was held in November 2013 in Japan, where the SAB-AP:Drafted a 2014 work programmeProposed the establishment of a modernization working groupWelcomed the ADB/ESCAP SDMX initiative and supported the project objectivesReminded of the need for a strong support of national statistical offices at the highest level of management
6 Key responsibilities The primary objective: “to drive and support changes towards the modernization of statistical production and services in Asia-Pacific”The Body shall be responsible for:Developing a regional strategyMobilizing financial and human resourcesActing as a regional voiceProviding strategic directions to and overseeing the programme of work of the network of experts
7 Terms of Reference Five heads of National Statistical Offices Balanced representation, geographically and across developed and developing national statistical systemsInclude a regional member of the global HLGAppointed for a period of two yearsSAB-AB shall establish a yearly programme of work setting priority areas and related activitiesReport to the Bureau of the Committee on Statistics and the Committee itself
9 Past ESCAP events on modernization Side event to the Committee on Statistics, Second session – Modernizing statistical information systems, Bangkok 2010Expert Group Meeting: Opportunities and advantages of enhanced collaboration on statistical information management in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok 2011SIAP Management Seminar 2011 – Shifting from “stove-pipe” data producer to “information service” providerPractical advisory workshop: Supporting effective use of information and communication technology in population census operations, Moscow 2012GSBPM & SDMXJoint meetings on the Modernization of Statistical Information Systems (MSIS) 2013 & 2014
10 MSIS 2013 & 2014 Collaboration between UNECE, OECD, Eurostat and ESCAP 23-25 April 2013, 2 venues joined by web link:Paris – hosted by OECDBangkok – hosted by ESCAP14-16 April 2014, 2 venues joined by web link:Dublin – hosted by CSO, IrelandManila – hosted by ADBJoint sessions were held in Asia-Pacific afternoon and Europe morning timeProvided recommendations about work on modernization in Asia-Pacific
11 Outcomes of the MSIS 2013 (Bangkok) Participants recommended thatthe work of the expert community centre around key priority areas; andinterested practitioners and experts to gather in smaller working groups.Key priority areas identified by the participants:Strengthening national statistical systems (coordination, information flow in decentralized systems, etc.)Generic Standard Business Process Model (GSBPM)Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX)e-collectionData disseminationBig data
12 Schematic depiction of the HLG, SAB-AP and working groups as suggested by MSIS 2013 participants
13 Outcomes of the MSIS 2014 (Manila) Participants recommended:That intensified regional collaboration is neededTo organize work in smaller, focused and technical working groups on clearly identified priority areasThat working groups need to be formalizedThat NSOs management needs to give the necessary attention to this area of workThat regional and international organizations were best placed to coordinate and facilitate the establishment and the work of these groupsPriority areas to be: big data, SDMX, e-collection, data dissemination and visualization
14 ADB/ESCAP SDMX Capacity Building Initiative Direct outcome from MSIS 2013The primary focus of the project is to promote the use of SDMX among national statistical systems in the region and build regional capacities in applying SDMXThe project is focusing on:Mapping of DSDs for data exchange (reuse global DSDs);Capacity building on using tools to support automated data exchange (e.g. Eurostat SDMX-RI, IMF Open Data Platform).The pilot phase involves 4 countries: Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Thailand
15 ADB/ESCAP SDMX Capacity Building Initiative (cont’d) Focus on economic statistics indicators (ADB Key Indicators), limited to NA or BoP in the first stage (due to the recent adoption of the global DSDs)Take into account specific needs of other international organizations (e.g. OECD, IMF, UNSD, WB, etc.)Current status of the projectDifficulty to operationalize global DSDs and tools (SDMX-RI)Project delayed due to staff change at ADBQuestion to consider: How should the initiative be placed under the auspices of SAB-AP?
18 Outcome of the meetingThe SAB-AP at its second meeting shall agree on:Strategy of SAB-APWork programme for of SAB-APOutline of the SAB-AP report to the Committee on StatisticsRegional priority areas for the work on modernization of statistical production and services
19 Future activitiesGlobal Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics, October 2014, ChinaShould SAB-AP represent countries from Asia-Pacific at the conference?Should SAB-AP get involved in the work of the global working group?Meeting of the Expert Group on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, October 2014, Republic of KoreaHow should the region be represented at the meeting?How can SAB-AP get involved in the meeting?
20 Future activities (cont’d) Side-event on “The use of big data for official statistics in Asia-Pacific” to the Committee on Statistics, 19 December 2014, BangkokIs the topic of big data for the side-event interesting?How can SAB-AP contribute to the debate?What should be the focus of the side-event, e.g. the dialogue with private sector?