Volume 17, No.07 - July 2013

Capacity development

Enhancing industrial statistics capacity in Asia

DESA’s Statistics Division is organizing an International Workshop on Industrial Statistics in Beijing, China, from 8-10 July, in collaboration with the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and with the National Bureau of Statistics of China.

This workshop is part of a series of events organized under the project on strengthening statistical capacity development in China and other developing countries in Asia funded by the Chinese Government. The workshop aims to enhance the capacity of National Statistical Offices of Asian countries in the area of industrial statistics. In particular, it will address specific issues in industrial statistics, focusing on the preparation and conduct of industrial surveys, sampling techniques, the list of data items and other guidelines identified in the International Recommendations for Industrial Statistics (IRIS) 2008.

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Better dissemination of National Development Indicators

A Workshop on CountryData, Sharing Best Practice in the Dissemination of National Development Indicators, will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 29 July – 2 August.

This workshop will promote best practice in dissemination of development indicators, including the MDGs through country practice presentations and demonstration of key tools in dissemination, metadata management, exchange (especially through the SDMX standard), communication and promotion of these indicators. This workshop builds on previous workshops conducted in the region and internationally in the area of national development indicators and incorporates the second in a series of four international workshops planned as part of the UNSD-DFID Project on “Improving the collation, availability and dissemination of national development indicators, including MDGs”.

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