Improving capacity to produce economic statistics

Seminar on developing the capacity to produce economic statistics, including national accounts in accordance with the 2008 SNA, in the Asian and Pacific region, will take place in Bangkok on 10-13 October

DESA’s Statistics Division, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), is organizing this seminar on the implementation of the 2008 SNA. Hosted by ESCAP, the purpose is to develop a clear implementation plan for the improvement of the capacity of countries in the Asian and Pacific region to produce economic statistics including the National Accounts in accordance with the 2008 SNA.

The seminar will also discuss ways to ensure that plans for implementing the 2008 SNA and ESCAP’s Regional Programme for the Improvement of Economic Statistics in Asia and the Pacific are consistent and mutually reinforcing, effectively incorporating national implementation plans for the 2008 SNA into the regional implementation plan. The expected outcome is consensus among participants on the implementation plan.

For more information: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/newsletter/globalstat_unsd_calendar.htm#10-13oct2011

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