Volume 17, No.01 - January 2013

Capacity development

Estimating populations using census data

An International Workshop on Population Projections using Census Data will be arranged on 14-16 January in Beijing, China

DESA’s Statistics Division, in collaboration with China National Bureau of Statistics, is organizing the workshop with the aim to strengthen the technical capacity of National Statistical Offices of Asian countries to generate national population projections from census data.

Twelve Asian countries are invited to participate and the event will cover topics including assessing quality of census data; determining appropriate levels of fertility, mortality and migration; and techniques on making national population projections.

The International Workshop will be followed by a National workshop on 17-18 January, to be attended by representatives from provincial-level statistics offices in China and with a focus on techniques for making sub-national and sectoral population projections.

For more information:
Calendar of Events of the Statistics Division

Strengthening national statistical systems

Seminar on developing a programme for the implementation of the 2008 SNA and supporting statistics in the Caribbean region will be held in Kingston, Jamaica, on 30 January – 1 February

The event is organized by DESA’s Statistics Division, in collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

The goal is to assist participating Caribbean countries with initiating the formulation of a national strategy and implementation programme for the 2008 System of National Accounts (SNA) and supporting socio-economic statistics with the objective of strengthening the national statistical system in support of improved policy making.

It is expected that this initiative will lead to a multi-year statistical programme helping countries to change over to the 2008 SNA with a view to producing timely comparable national accounts statistics and short-term economic indicators which fully meets the user needs as well as complies with the international standards.

For more information:
Calendar of Events of the Statistics Division