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International Statistical Activities

Tenth Meeting of the Heads of National Statistical Offices of East Asian Countries

Date/Venue:

17-18 November 2003/Kyoto, Japan

Organizer:

Statistics Bureau of Japan

Aim

The Meeting of the Heads of National Statistical Offices of East Asian Countries aims at promoting development of official statistics in this region through informal exchanges of experiences and thoughts among the heads of national statistical offices. Since its initiation in 1980, the meeting has been held about every 2 years.

Theme

The overall theme of the Meeting was "Major Current Issues that Each NSO is Facing and the Approaches to Cope with Them" with the five sub-themes: "Critical Management Issues in Statistical Systems", "Capacity Building in Statistical System", "Interface of Policy and Statistics: Separation or Integration", "The Future of Statistical Systems in Asia and the Pacific" and "Promoting Regional Cooperation".

Programme

Monday 17 November

Meeting of the Heads of National Statistical Offices of East Asian Countries

9:15 Opening remarks [Mr. Negi Takanobu, Japan]

[Mr. Nakagawa Ryoichi, Japan]
Adoption of Agenda

9:30 - 10:30 Session I Overview

Chair: [Mr. NEGI Takanobu, Japan]
[Mr. Kawasaki Shigeru, Japan]
[Dr. Paul Cheung, Singapore]

11:00 - 12:30 Session I-I Critical Management Issues in Statistical Systems

Chair: [Mr. Kawasaki Shigeru, Japan]
Statistics for Development in Malaysia: Current Issues
[Mr. Shaari Abdul Rahman, Malaysia]
Sustaining Government Statistics Through Partnership and Linkages:
The Case of the Philippines
[Ms. Carmelita N. Ericta, Philippines]
Current Status and Role of the Thai NSO: Challenges and Directions
[Ms. Jirawan Boonperm, Thailand]
Vietnam Statistical System in the Transition
[Dr. Le Manh Hung, Vietnam]

14:00 - 15:15 Session I-I Critical Management Issues in Statistical Systems

Continued

15:45 - 17:30 Session III Capacity Building in Statistical System

Chair: [Mr. Andrew J. Flatt, ESCAP]
Capacity Development for Statistics in Cambodia
[Mr. San Sy Than, Cambodia]
Recent Statistical Development in Lao PDR
[Mr. Bounthavy Sisouphanthong, Laos]
Pressing Issues for the National Statistical Office (NSO) and Their Possible Way Outs
[Mr. Batmunkh Batsukh, Mongolia]
National Statistical Systems: Problems, Publications and Poverty Level
[Mr. U Shu Kyein, Myanmar]

Tuesday 18 November

9:15 - 11:00 Session IV Interface of Policy and Statistics: Separation or Integration

Chair: [Dr. Paul Cheung, Singapore]
Provision of Micro Data for Individual Targeting
[Dr. Soedarti Surbakti, Indonesia]
Experience in Quality Management at the NSO Korea
[Dr. Oh, Jong Nam, Korea]
Official Statistics in New Zealand - Reshaping the System for the 21st Century
[Mr. Brian Pink, New Zealand]
New Directions in the Development of Government Statistical Services
[Mr. Negi Takanobu, Japan]

11:30 - 12:30 Session V-I The Future of Statistical Systems in Asia and the Pacific

Chair: [Mr. Brian Pink, New Zealand]
Opportunities and Challenges in Official Statistics of China
[Mr. Feng Nailin, China]
[Mr. Zhang Yinghua, China]
Meeting New Challenges in Official Statistics: the Singapore Perspective
[Dr. Paul Cheung, Singapore]
Some of the Current Issues Facing the Australian Bureau of Statistics
[Mr. Dennis Trewin, Australia]
New Developments at the Statistics Bureau of Japan: Meeting New Challenges
[Mr. Kawasaki Shigeru, Japan]

14:00 - 15:30 Session V-I The Future of Statistical Systems in Asia and the Pacific

Continued

16:00 - 17:30 Session VI Promoting Regional Cooperation, Conclusion

Chair: [Mr. Kawasaki Shigeru, Japan]
How Can We Best Utilise the New Arrangements for Regional Co-operation in Asia/Pacific Statistics
[Mr. Dennis Trewin, Australia]
Closing Remarks [NEGI Takanobu, Japan]



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